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|Title: ||Perfect Bradford multipliers : a definition and empirical investigation|
|Authors: ||Brooks, Terrence A.|
|Issue Date: ||1990|
|Citation: ||Egghe, L. & Rousseau, R. (Ed.) Informetrics 89/90, Belgium : Diepenbeek, p. 45-55|
|Abstract: ||This study analyzed two literatures for Bradford multipliers calculated b the methods o f Egghe (forthcoming) and Goffman and Warren (1969). Bradford partitionings were evaluated with Pratt's
(1977) index of class concentration. Perfect Bradford partitions had a Pratt index of zero. Bradford multipliers associated with these partitions were defined as perfect Bradford multipliers. A search for partitions with a Pratt index of zero revealed that both literatures have many perfect multipliers. An implication o f these results i s that the Bradford multiplier can take a range of values.
It was observed t h a t there i s usually one perfect Bradford multiplier that leaves the smallest nunber o f remainder journals out of the partitioning . The perfect Bradford multiplier that
leaves the smallest remainder i s the minimun perfect Bradford multiplier.|
|Type: ||Proceedings Paper|
|Appears in Collections: ||Research publications|
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