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Explaining persistence in online courses in higher education: a difference-in-differences analysis

Overview of attention for article published in International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, March 2021
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • Good Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (72nd percentile)

Mentioned by

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10 tweeters
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1 Facebook page

Citations

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Readers on

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79 Mendeley
Title
Explaining persistence in online courses in higher education: a difference-in-differences analysis
Published in
International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education, March 2021
DOI 10.1186/s41239-021-00251-4
Authors

Sawsen Lakhal, Hager Khechine, Joséphine Mukamurera

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 79 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Lecturer 11 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 8 10%
Student > Master 7 9%
Unspecified 4 5%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 5%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 33 42%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 12 15%
Computer Science 7 9%
Business, Management and Accounting 7 9%
Unspecified 4 5%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 4%
Other 12 15%
Unknown 34 43%

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 23 December 2022.
All research outputs
#4,723,940
of 22,962,258 outputs
Outputs from International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education
#281
of 365 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#117,983
of 429,315 outputs
Outputs of similar age from International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education
#17
of 18 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 22,962,258 research outputs across all sources so far. Compared to these this one has done well and is in the 79th percentile: it's in the top 25% of all research outputs ever tracked by Altmetric.
So far Altmetric has tracked 365 research outputs from this source. They typically receive a lot more attention than average, with a mean Attention Score of 19.2. This one is in the 23rd percentile – i.e., 23% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
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We're also able to compare this research output to 18 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one. This one is in the 11th percentile – i.e., 11% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.