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Scientific method: Statistical errors

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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#41 of 99,772)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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Title
Scientific method: Statistical errors
Published by
Nature, February 2014
DOI 10.1038/506150a
Pubmed ID
Authors

Regina Nuzzo

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 44 2%
United Kingdom 22 1%
Brazil 14 <1%
Germany 13 <1%
Japan 10 <1%
Netherlands 8 <1%
Sweden 8 <1%
France 6 <1%
Spain 6 <1%
Other 63 3%
Unknown 1612 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 443 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 360 20%
Student > Master 167 9%
Other 120 7%
Professor > Associate Professor 103 6%
Other 411 23%
Unknown 202 11%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 356 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 221 12%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 122 7%
Psychology 100 6%
Computer Science 77 4%
Other 623 34%
Unknown 307 17%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6224. 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 April 2024.
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#543
of 26,151,587 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#41
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Outputs of similar age
#1
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