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Title: Criteria of Gaussian/non-Gaussian nature of distrubution and populations
Authors: Haitun, S.D.
Issue Date: 1990
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Egghe, L. & Rousseau, R. (Ed.) Informetrics 89/90, Belgium : Diepenbeek, p. 149-161
Abstract: The use of Gaussian distributions in approximations of samples of non-Gaussian populations leads to irreproducible results. Non-Gaussian distribution ~ should be used i n these cases. The criteria of Gaussianhon-Gaussian nature for distributions are distinct , thus making it possible to unequivocally show which distribution and at which values o f parameters i s Gaussianlnon-Gaussian. For populations, the criteria are more blurred. An alternative is to use only Zipfian distributions as approximations. The correctness o f various distributions (GIGP, GW etc) and the methods of their use in informetrics and scientometrics is analysed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/853
ISSN: 0-444-88460-2
Type: Proceedings Paper
Appears in Collections: Proceedings 1st International Conference on Bibliometrics and Theorectical Aspects of Information Retrieval - 1989

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