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The top three scientific explanations for ghost sightings

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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (89th percentile)

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Title
The top three scientific explanations for ghost sightings
Published by
The Conversation, October 2016
Authors

Neil Dagnall

Abstract

The truth about the paranormal – just in time for Halloween.

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 187. 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 16 February 2018.
All research outputs
#50,689
of 10,698,678 outputs
Outputs from The Conversation
#4,176
of 57,496 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,128
of 254,895 outputs
Outputs of similar age from The Conversation
#434
of 4,007 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 10,698,678 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 57,496 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 67.9. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 92% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 4,007 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done well, scoring higher than 89% of its contemporaries.