Data from: Avoiding erroneous citations in ecological research: read before you apply

Martin Šigut, Hana Šigutová, Petr Pyszko, Aleš Dolný, Michaela Drozdová & Pavel Drozd
The Shannon–Wiener index is a popular nonparametric metric widely used in ecological research as a measure of species diversity. We used the Web of Science database to examine cases where papers published from 1990 to 2015 mislabelled this index. We provide detailed insights into causes potentially affecting use of the wrong name ‘Weaver’ instead of the correct ‘Wiener’. Basic science serves as a fundamental information source for applied research, so we emphasize the effect of...
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