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Title: The negative binomial distribution as a trend distribution for circulation data in Flemish public libraries
Authors: Leemans, M.-J.
Maes, M.
Ruts, C.
Issue Date: 1992
Citation: Scientometrics, 25(1). p. 47-57
Abstract: Based on data collected by the authors in Flemish public libraries, we show how the negative binomial distribution (NBD) can be used as a trend distribution for library circulation data. Although actual data show more variation than simple statistics can explain, we recommend the use of the NBD for practical, managerial purposes. As a consequence we also recommend the teaching of these methods in introductory library management courses.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/7550
DOI: 10.1007/BF02016846
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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