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How the Result of a Single Coin Toss Can Turn Out to be 100 Heads

Overview of attention for article published in Physical Review Letters, September 2014
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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 (98th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
6 news outlets
blogs
3 blogs
twitter
23 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages

Citations

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39 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
99 Mendeley
citeulike
1 CiteULike
Title
How the Result of a Single Coin Toss Can Turn Out to be 100 Heads
Published in
Physical Review Letters, September 2014
DOI 10.1103/physrevlett.113.120404
Authors

Christopher Ferrie, Joshua Combes

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Australia 2 2%
Germany 2 2%
United Kingdom 1 1%
France 1 1%
Russian Federation 1 1%
Japan 1 1%
United States 1 1%
Sweden 1 1%
Canada 1 1%
Other 0 0%
Unknown 88 89%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 33 33%
Researcher 19 19%
Student > Master 14 14%
Professor > Associate Professor 8 8%
Professor 7 7%
Other 18 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 82 83%
Mathematics 4 4%
Computer Science 4 4%
Unspecified 3 3%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 1 1%
Other 5 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 78. 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 12 December 2016.
All research outputs
#152,160
of 11,191,240 outputs
Outputs from Physical Review Letters
#545
of 20,816 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,279
of 182,703 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Physical Review Letters
#16
of 561 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 11,191,240 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.
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