Urquhart's and Garfield's Laws: The British controversy over their validity

@article{Bensman2001UrquhartsAG,
  title={Urquhart's and Garfield's Laws: The British controversy over their validity},
  author={Stephen J. Bensman},
  journal={JASIST},
  year={2001},
  volume={52},
  pages={714-724}
}
The British controversy over the validity of Urquhart’s and Garfield’s Laws during the 1970s constitutes an important episode in the formulation of the probability structure of human knowledge. This controversy took place within the historical context of the convergence of two scientific revolutions—the bibliometric and the biometric—that had been launched in Britain. The preceding decades had witnessed major breakthroughs in understanding the probability distributions underlying the use of… CONTINUE READING
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