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Scientific method: Statistical errors

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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#4 of 68,659)
  • 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 47 4%
United Kingdom 22 2%
Brazil 15 1%
Germany 13 1%
Japan 10 <1%
Sweden 8 <1%
Netherlands 8 <1%
Spain 8 <1%
France 8 <1%
Other 72 6%
Unknown 1022 83%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 341 28%
Student > Ph. D. Student 281 23%
Student > Master 116 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 80 6%
Other 80 6%
Other 335 27%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 324 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 168 14%
Unspecified 129 10%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 82 7%
Psychology 73 6%
Other 457 37%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7249. 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 08 March 2019.
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#20
of 13,105,281 outputs
Outputs from Nature
#4
of 68,659 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1
of 245,052 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Nature
#1
of 936 outputs
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