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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
  • Among the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#42 of 890)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (97th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (95th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
10 news outlets
twitter
52 tweeters

Readers on

mendeley
31 Mendeley
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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

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 31 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 6 19%
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 4 13%
Student > Master 4 13%
Student > Postgraduate 3 10%
Other 4 13%
Unknown 5 16%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 7 23%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 19%
Psychology 4 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 2 6%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 6%
Other 5 16%
Unknown 5 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 115. 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 04 November 2020.
All research outputs
#191,578
of 16,291,420 outputs
Outputs from Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes
#42
of 890 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#7,145
of 271,150 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes
#1
of 21 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,291,420 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 890 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 24.3. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 95% of its peers.
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