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The effects of media narratives about failures and discoveries in science on beliefs about and support for science

Overview of attention for article published in Public Understanding of Science, May 2021
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#19 of 1,053)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
13 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
83 tweeters
facebook
2 Facebook pages

Citations

dimensions_citation
7 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
35 Mendeley
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Title
The effects of media narratives about failures and discoveries in science on beliefs about and support for science
Published in
Public Understanding of Science, May 2021
DOI 10.1177/09636625211012630
Pubmed ID
Authors

Yotam Ophir, Kathleen Hall Jamieson

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 35 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 35 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 20%
Unspecified 3 9%
Student > Bachelor 3 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 9%
Student > Master 3 9%
Other 8 23%
Unknown 8 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 12 34%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 11%
Unspecified 3 9%
Psychology 2 6%
Environmental Science 1 3%
Other 3 9%
Unknown 10 29%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 166. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 28 February 2023.
All research outputs
#218,581
of 23,660,680 outputs
Outputs from Public Understanding of Science
#19
of 1,053 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#6,484
of 445,226 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Public Understanding of Science
#2
of 23 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 23,660,680 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 99th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 1,053 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 18.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 98% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 23 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its contemporaries.