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Title
A basic indicator for relative contributions and a remarkable difference between a ratio of averages and an average of ratios
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Abstract
This article has been inspired by the activity index and problems in its proper understanding. It studies a basic relative contribution index which is placed in the context of countries' publication contributions. Two versions are proposed: one being an average of ratios (AoR) and the other one a ratio of averages (RoA). A Lotkaian-Zipfian framework is used to model the two versions of the proposed indicator. A remarkable difference between the two approaches (RoA vs. AoR) is found when determining the fraction of units (countries) that have a value larger than one. This observation contributes to the understanding of the differences between these two approaches.
Language
English
Source (journal)
Malaysian journal of library & information science / Universiti Malaya. Fakulti Sains Komputer dan Teknologi Maklumat; Universiti Malaya. Masters of Library and Information Science Program. - Kuala Lumpur, 1996, currens
Publication
Kuala Lumpur : University of Malaya, Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, 2014
ISSN
1394-6234
Volume/pages
19:1(2014), p. 17-22
ISI
000331270100002
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