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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 (96th percentile)

Mentioned by

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

Citations

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43 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
166 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 %
United States 4 2%
Canada 3 2%
Germany 3 2%
France 2 1%
Japan 2 1%
Sweden 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
United Kingdom 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 146 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 52 31%
Researcher 38 23%
Student > Master 20 12%
Professor 14 8%
Professor > Associate Professor 12 7%
Other 30 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 138 83%
Unspecified 7 4%
Computer Science 5 3%
Mathematics 4 2%
Engineering 4 2%
Other 8 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
#181,657
of 12,378,950 outputs
Outputs from Physical Review Letters
#634
of 22,628 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,417
of 195,112 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Physical Review Letters
#17
of 552 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 12,378,950 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 22,628 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 11.6. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 97% of its peers.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 552 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its contemporaries.