Reports have been published indicating striking regularities in the distribution of participation in group discussions, regularities potentially important in the understanding of small group processes. Several attempts to explain the form of the regularity contain implications for many sociological analyses. These attempts to explain the regularity are found to be inadequate; at the same time, the regularity is found to be somewhat doubtful.
Kadane, Joseph B. and Lewis, Gordon H., "Regularity in the Distribution of Participation in Group Discussions" (1968). Cowles Foundation Discussion Papers. 488.