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May the power be with you: are there highly powered studies in neuroscience, and how can we get more of them?

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Neurophysiology, June 2018
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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 (91st percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

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1 blog
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32 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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Title
May the power be with you: are there highly powered studies in neuroscience, and how can we get more of them?
Published in
Journal of Neurophysiology, June 2018
DOI 10.1152/jn.00765.2017
Pubmed ID
Authors

Johannes Algermissen, David M. A. Mehler

Abstract

Statistical power is essential for robust science and replicability, but a meta-analysis by Button et al. in 2013 diagnosed a "power failure" for neuroscience. In contrast, Nord et al. (J Neurosci 37: 8051-8061, 2017) re-analyzed these data and suggested that some studies feature high power. We illustrate how publication and researcher bias might have inflated power estimates, and review recently introduced techniques that can improve analysis pipelines and increase power in neuroscience studies.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 55 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 13 24%
Student > Master 10 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 5 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Other 9 16%
Unknown 5 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Neuroscience 14 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 10 18%
Psychology 9 16%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 11%
Linguistics 2 4%
Other 5 9%
Unknown 9 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 28. 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 10 March 2020.
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#759,506
of 15,794,319 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Neurophysiology
#95
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Outputs of similar age
#24,189
of 278,058 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Neurophysiology
#1
of 105 outputs
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