The non-Gaussian character of scientific activity is discussed. This character makes correct only non-Gaussian approximations of stationary distributions of scientific activity. Deviation of… (More)

Metric models, i.e. formalisms describing relationships between indicators and latent variables, are discussed. In modern metric models, a latent is regarded as independent of the measuring person.… (More)

It is shown that in natural sciences, interdependences between variables are determined regardless of the distributions of variable values, whereas in science studies, distributions should be used as… (More)

The “rank distortion” of statistical distribution and its effect on the non-Gaussian nature of scientific activities is discussed. Examples are presented and in particular, the dispersion of… (More)

The following is a review of scientometric investigations in the USSR. Scientometrics has been taken in the rigorous sense of the term, defined as an approach of the science of science which attempts… (More)

Moravcsik has written a profound and interesting essay on the highly topical problem of the multidimensionality of science) The problem has two aspects. First, social phenomena are multidimensional.… (More)

M.Kunz's criticism of the concept of non-Gaussian nature of scientific activities is discussed. The following points of the concept are analyzed: transformations of closed scales into open scales,… (More)

It is examined to what extent the corollaries of the earlier proposed solution to the non-additivity problem are urgent for modern quantitative science studies. The role of non-linear transformations… (More)