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Course: Informetrics and Scientometrics
Level: Postgraduate
Time: Currently not offered
Past Exams

Syllabus: Informetrics: Genesis, scope and definitions. Classical bibliometric laws: Zipfs law, Lotkas law, Law of scattering (Bradfords law); Generalized bibliometrics distributions. Fitting of Informetrics models: Bradfords curve, Leimkuhlers distribution, etc. Aspects of concentration measures; 80-20 rules, Prices law relating to scientific productivity. Circulation. Statistics. Growth and obsolescence of literature: Various growth models; the half-life analogy; determinations of aging factor and half-life: real vs. apparent; synchronous vs. diachronous. Citation analysis: Citation indexing, including bibliographic coupling and co-citation analysis. Science indicators & mapping of science.

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