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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 (#18 of 79,781)
  • 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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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 46 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 66 4%
Unknown 1350 87%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 400 26%
Student > Ph. D. Student 334 22%
Student > Master 145 9%
Other 106 7%
Student > Bachelor 99 6%
Other 349 23%
Unknown 117 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 348 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 201 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 107 7%
Psychology 95 6%
Computer Science 71 5%
Other 527 34%
Unknown 201 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7051. 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 06 April 2021.
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#188
of 17,421,713 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#18
of 79,781 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1
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