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Methodological and ethical issues in research using social media: a metamethod of Human Papillomavirus vaccine studies

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, December 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (73rd percentile)

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14 tweeters

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Title
Methodological and ethical issues in research using social media: a metamethod of Human Papillomavirus vaccine studies
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, December 2014
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-14-127
Pubmed ID
Authors

Diana L Gustafson, Claire F Woodworth

Abstract

Online content is a primary source of healthcare information for internet-using adults and a rich resource for health researchers. This paper explores the methodological and ethical issues of engaging in health research using social media.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 2 2%
Colombia 1 <1%
Chile 1 <1%
Saudi Arabia 1 <1%
Canada 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Poland 1 <1%
Unknown 106 93%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 29 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 16 14%
Researcher 10 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 7 6%
Student > Bachelor 6 5%
Other 23 20%
Unknown 23 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 22 19%
Medicine and Dentistry 17 15%
Psychology 8 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 6%
Computer Science 7 6%
Other 23 20%
Unknown 30 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. 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 07 February 2016.
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#3,382,697
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Outputs from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#516
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#50,827
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#28
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