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Characteristics of meta-analyses and their component studies in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: a cross-sectional, descriptive analysis

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Research Methodology, November 2011
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  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (84th percentile)
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Citations

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Title
Characteristics of meta-analyses and their component studies in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews: a cross-sectional, descriptive analysis
Published in
BMC Medical Research Methodology, November 2011
DOI 10.1186/1471-2288-11-160
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Authors

Jonathan Davey, Rebecca M Turner, Mike J Clarke, Julian PT Higgins

Abstract

Cochrane systematic reviews collate and summarise studies of the effects of healthcare interventions. The characteristics of these reviews and the meta-analyses and individual studies they contain provide insights into the nature of healthcare research and important context for the development of relevant statistical and other methods.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
Canada 2 2%
Australia 1 <1%
Ireland 1 <1%
France 1 <1%
Brazil 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Germany 1 <1%
Spain 1 <1%
Other 1 <1%
Unknown 96 88%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 27 25%
Researcher 24 22%
Student > Master 17 16%
Professor > Associate Professor 9 8%
Other 8 7%
Other 20 18%
Unknown 4 4%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 41 38%
Psychology 12 11%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 6%
Social Sciences 6 6%
Mathematics 6 6%
Other 19 17%
Unknown 18 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 7. 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 October 2018.
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#2,295,887
of 13,934,958 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#389
of 1,275 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#30,161
of 206,259 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Research Methodology
#16
of 82 outputs
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