Special section on statistical inference in citation analysis

@article{Waltman2016SpecialSO,
  title={Special section on statistical inference in citation analysis},
  author={Ludo Waltman},
  journal={J. Informetrics},
  year={2016},
  volume={10},
  pages={1224}
}
Statistical inference is about making statements about a population based on a sample. Commonly used methods for statistical inference include significance tests, p-values, and confidence intervals. There is considerable controversy about the use of statistical inference in citation analysis. Proponents of applying statistical inference in citation analysis… CONTINUE READING