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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 (97th 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
19 tweeters
facebook
3 Facebook pages

Citations

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55 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
171 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%
Germany 3 2%
Canada 3 2%
Sweden 2 1%
France 2 1%
Japan 2 1%
Australia 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Russia 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 151 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 50 29%
Researcher 38 22%
Student > Master 21 12%
Professor 16 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 12 7%
Other 26 15%
Unknown 8 5%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Physics and Astronomy 141 82%
Computer Science 6 4%
Mathematics 4 2%
Engineering 4 2%
Chemistry 3 2%
Other 4 2%
Unknown 9 5%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 75. 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
#307,545
of 16,192,082 outputs
Outputs from Physical Review Letters
#968
of 30,257 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,963
of 190,773 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Physical Review Letters
#17
of 741 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 16,192,082 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 30,257 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 12.2. This one has done particularly well, scoring higher than 96% of its peers.
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