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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 (#31 of 87,362)
  • 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 45 3%
United Kingdom 22 1%
Brazil 14 <1%
Germany 13 <1%
Japan 10 <1%
Netherlands 8 <1%
Sweden 8 <1%
Spain 7 <1%
France 6 <1%
Other 65 4%
Unknown 1471 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 422 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 350 21%
Student > Master 158 9%
Other 109 7%
Student > Bachelor 98 6%
Other 382 23%
Unknown 150 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 348 21%
Medicine and Dentistry 213 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 116 7%
Psychology 98 6%
Computer Science 75 4%
Other 573 34%
Unknown 246 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 6881. 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 26 April 2022.
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#361
of 21,174,193 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#31
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Outputs of similar age
#1
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