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Biometric identification technologies and the Ghanaian ‘data revolution’

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Modern African Studies, February 2020
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#33 of 759)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (92nd percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (85th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
4 news outlets
policy
1 policy source
twitter
1 tweeter

Citations

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3 Dimensions

Readers on

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19 Mendeley
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Title
Biometric identification technologies and the Ghanaian ‘data revolution’
Published in
Journal of Modern African Studies, February 2020
DOI 10.1017/s0022278x19000600
Authors

Alena Thiel

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 19 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Unspecified 4 21%
Student > Master 4 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 11%
Student > Bachelor 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 6 32%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Economics, Econometrics and Finance 3 16%
Social Sciences 3 16%
Engineering 2 11%
Unspecified 2 11%
Computer Science 1 5%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 8 42%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 36. 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 23 July 2021.
All research outputs
#858,146
of 21,223,235 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Modern African Studies
#33
of 759 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#22,103
of 293,083 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Modern African Studies
#2
of 7 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 21,223,235 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done particularly well and is in the 95th percentile: it's in the top 5% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 759 research outputs from this source. They typically receive more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 7.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its peers.
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