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When poignant stories outweigh cold hard facts: A meta-analysis of the anecdotal bias

Overview of attention for article published in Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, September 2020
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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 (96th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (90th percentile)

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Title
When poignant stories outweigh cold hard facts: A meta-analysis of the anecdotal bias
Published in
Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, September 2020
DOI 10.1016/j.obhdp.2020.01.006
Authors

Traci H. Freling, Zhiyong Yang, Ritesh Saini, Omar S. Itani, Ryan Rashad Abualsamh

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Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 88. 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 09 July 2020.
All research outputs
#241,635
of 15,626,021 outputs
Outputs from Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes
#57
of 872 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#9,150
of 269,876 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes
#2
of 20 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 15,626,021 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 872 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 23.1. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 93% of its peers.
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