Simulate Lognormal fit to two related metric data for correlations R code and results.zip (7.28 MB)
R code and results for the paper: Interpreting correlations between citation counts and other indicators
softwareposted on 19.04.2016, 14:11 by Mike Thelwall
R code to simulate the expected value of a correlation between citation counts and another indicator under a series of assumptions about the connection between both and underlying research quality.
Both distributions are assumed to follow the discretised lognormal fit to two related metric data for correlations R code and results. The user can specify the strength and nature of the relationship between research quality and each indicator.
This Figshare project also contains results from the paper.