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Encounters with fierce dogs and itchy bedbugs: why my first field work failed

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, May 2014
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Title
Encounters with fierce dogs and itchy bedbugs: why my first field work failed
Published in
Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine, May 2014
DOI 10.1186/1746-4269-10-39
Pubmed ID
Authors

Ingvar Svanberg

Abstract

This essay, which is the fifth in the series "Recollections, Reflections, and Revelations: Personal Experiences in Ethnobiology", is a personal reminiscence by the researcher on his first field experience in Turkey in the late 1970s, which was a failure from an ethnobiological point of view but a success for a social scientist pursuing Turkic studies. The author later returned to ethnobiology during subsequent fieldwork on the Faroes.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Poland 1 8%
Unknown 12 92%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 3 23%
Other 3 23%
Student > Postgraduate 2 15%
Student > Master 2 15%
Researcher 1 8%
Other 1 8%
Unknown 1 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 62%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 1 8%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 8%
Unknown 3 23%

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 05 August 2014.
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#10,542,271
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Outputs from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#399
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#87,554
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Outputs of similar age from Journal of Ethnobiology and Ethnomedicine
#4
of 9 outputs
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