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The Missing Skull – Professor Lundborg and the mismeasure of grandma

Overview of attention for article published in Endeavour, June 2016
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Title
The Missing Skull – Professor Lundborg and the mismeasure of grandma
Published in
Endeavour, June 2016
DOI 10.1016/j.endeavour.2016.03.001
Pubmed ID
Authors

Henrik Kylin

Abstract

What is science? Or, more pertinently, what is good science? This question is central for all practitioners of science and one of the most important to convey to our students. For those of us working in interdisciplinary settings - my own department covers everything from humanities to political and natural science - the question becomes even more complicated when traditions from different disciplines collide. For me personally, whenever I think too highly of my own research and risk deviating into bad scientific practices, I think of my paternal grandmother, Elsa. Although long dead, she brings me back into the fold of good science - or so I hope - by urging me to take another turn at critically evaluating how I perform research and to keep my arrogance in check.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 4 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 2 50%
Professor 1 25%
Unspecified 1 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Environmental Science 1 25%
Unspecified 1 25%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 25%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 1 25%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 3. 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 July 2016.
All research outputs
#6,264,684
of 12,303,117 outputs
Outputs from Endeavour
#180
of 267 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#98,758
of 274,988 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Endeavour
#2
of 3 outputs
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