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Published by Academic Press in San Diego, Calif .
Written in English


  • Information science -- Statistical methods.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-272) and index.

StatementBert R. Boyce, Charles T. Meadow, Donald H. Kraft.
SeriesLibrary and information science, Library and information science (New York, N.Y.)
ContributionsMeadow, Charles T., Kraft, Donald H.
LC ClassificationsZ669.8 .B69 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 283 p. :
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1093571M
ISBN 100121214508
LC Control Number94017976

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