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|Title: ||Reflections on a deflection: a note on different causes of the Groos droop|
|Authors: ||EGGHE, Leo|
|Issue Date: ||1988|
|Publisher: ||ELSEVIER SCIENCE BV|
|Citation: ||SCIENTOMETRICS, 14 (5-6), p. 493-511|
|Abstract: ||In this paper different aspects that cause the so-called Groos droop, are investigated. We start from pure Bradfordian data (i.e. without a Groos droop) and discuss what actions can cause a deflection on the Bradford-Leimkuhler curve. It is, of course, well-known, that incompleteness of the data is one aspect, but we show that taking unions of pure Bradfordian bibliographies can also yield a bibliography with a Groos droop. As such, a Groos droop can always be expected in interdisciplinary bibliographies.
In this way we suggest an explanation for the experimental differences between the micro-and macro-curves obtained byBonitz andSchmidt (Scientometrics, 4 (1982) 283.). In conclusion we may say that the Groos droop can be explained through Bradford's law and hence that they do not contradict each other.|
|Notes: ||KATHOLIEKE IND HOGESCH W VLAANDEREN,B-8400 OOSTENDE,BELGIUM.|
|ISI #: ||A1988R736000010|
|Type: ||Journal Contribution|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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