Age distribution of marine scientists on Twitter

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Darling, Emily (2013): Age distribution of marine scientists on Twitter. figshare.
http://dx.doi.org/10.6084/m9.figshare.704859

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Age distribution (years since PhD) of 116 marine scientists who are active on twitter. The majority of scientists are academically young, having obtained their PhD degrees less than 5 years ago; however, more experienced scientists also tweet.

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  • Does this figure make sense if it is not normalized for the number of scientists per age category? I would expect a figure like this for any scientific communication channel, simply because the number of people still in science with academic age. Or did you sample among all people that ever got a PhD in marine science, including those not a "marine scientist" anymore?

    21/05/2013    by E. Willighagen

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