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Social media and medical education: Exploring the potential of Twitter as a learning tool

Overview of attention for article published in International Review of Psychiatry, March 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#16 of 626)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (91st percentile)

Mentioned by

blogs
1 blog
twitter
108 tweeters

Citations

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35 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
110 Mendeley
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Title
Social media and medical education: Exploring the potential of Twitter as a learning tool
Published in
International Review of Psychiatry, March 2015
DOI 10.3109/09540261.2015.1015502
Pubmed ID
Authors

Alireza Jalali, Jonathan Sherbino, Jason Frank, Stephanie Sutherland

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profiles of 108 tweeters who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 110 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
Canada 3 3%
United States 1 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Unknown 102 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 15%
Other 16 15%
Researcher 10 9%
Student > Master 10 9%
Student > Postgraduate 10 9%
Other 38 35%
Unknown 10 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 38 35%
Social Sciences 20 18%
Computer Science 9 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 6 5%
Business, Management and Accounting 4 4%
Other 17 15%
Unknown 16 15%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 70. 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 18 April 2018.
All research outputs
#295,722
of 15,150,979 outputs
Outputs from International Review of Psychiatry
#16
of 626 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#5,676
of 218,518 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Review of Psychiatry
#1
of 12 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,150,979 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 98th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 626 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 12.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 12 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 91% of its contemporaries.