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Bad Water and Other Stories of the Alaskan Panhandle
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Amazon Reviews for Bad Water and Other Stories of the Alaskan Panhandle
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27 Reviews
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Report Card

Fail Overall Grade
FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Reviewer Ease
WARN Rating Trend
WARN Unverified Purchases
WARN Phrase Repetition
WARN Reviewer Participation
PASS Word Count Comparison
PASS Overlapping Review History
PASS Brand Repeats
PASS Incentivized Reviews
PASS Deleted Reviews

Most Trusted Reviews

1/5
Was expecting an exciting book of stories since my interest ... [Go to full review]
Oct 27, 2015      
100% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Take-Back Reviewer (1 deleted review; avg. rating: 5.0)
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 4.6)


Least Trusted Reviews

I own a restaurant in Palmer, Alaska and with that ... [Go to full review]
Oct 3, 2016      
0% TRUST
  • Unverified Purchaser
  • Contains repetitive phrases (show)
  • One-Hit Wonder
  • Never-Verified Reviewer
  • Overrepresented Participation (posted 1 review)
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 5.0)


Analysis Details

Fail Suspicious Reviewers

One-Hit Wonders


7 of the 27 reviewers have only reviewed this product. While this is more One-Hit Wonders than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from one-hit wonders

from reviewers with more than one review


4.7
4.7


Never-Verified Reviewers


6 of the 27 reviewers have never written a verified purchase review. While this is more Never-Verified Reviewers than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from never-verified reviewers

from reviewers with at least one verified purchase review


4.7
4.7


Single-Day Reviewers


10 of the 27 reviewers have written multiple reviews but posted all of them on a single day. This is an excessively large percentage of Single-Day Reviewers which may indicate unnatural reviews.

from single-day reviewers

from non-single-day reviewers


4.7
4.7


Read more about our Suspicious Reviewers test.

Fail Reviewer Ease
The ease score is the average rating for all reviews that a given reviewer submits. The average ease score for reviewers of this product is 4.5, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.3. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

4.5 Product's Average Ease Score

4.3 Category's Average Ease Score


4.5
4.3


Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.


Warn Rating Trend

  • 7%
  • Created over 1 day

We counted 27 reviews for this product over the span of 1,170 days, an average of 0.0 reviews per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 1 or fewer reviews on any given day.

However, we see the following 1 day exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 2 reviews were created on just 1 day. Although any days with a larger number of reviews than expected is suspicious, the discrepancy in ratings from reviews created on these high volume days and reviews created on other days isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.

from reviews created on high volume days

from reviews created on normal volume days


5.0
4.6


Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Warn Unverified Purchases

14 of the 27 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. While this is a higher percentage of unverified purchases than we'd expect to see, the discrepancy in ratings between the unverified purchases and verified purchases isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.

from unverified purchasers

from verified purchases


4.8
4.5


Unverified purchases may be the result of Kindle Unlimited readers, buyers who didn't pay full price, or reviewers who did not purchase the product at Amazon. Read more about our Unverified Purchases test.

Warn Phrase Repetition
Reviews that contain one of these phrases are NOT necessarily devalued; read more about how this test works here.

Common Phrases in Titles:
4 reviews
2 reviews


7 of the 27 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. While this is more than we'd expect to see, the discrepancy in ratings between the these reviews and reviews without substantial repetitive phrases isn't significant enough to rule out the possibility of it being due to random chance.

from reviews with substantial repetitive phrases

from reviews without substantial repetitive phrases


4.9
4.6


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Warn Reviewer Participation

  • 70%
  • From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

We see the following 1 participation group with a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see:In total, we found that 19 reviewers (or 70%) are within an overrepresented participation group. This is an excessively high number of reviewers in overrepresented participation groups.

From reviewers with an overrepresented participation

From reviewers with a properly represented participation


4.7
4.5


Read more about our Reviewer Participation test.

Pass Word Count Comparison

  • 0%
  • Have an overrepresented word count
We didn't find any review word count groups that had a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see in this category.
Read more about our Word Count Comparison test.

Pass Overlapping Review History
Reviewers of this product have ALSO reviewed the following products:



2 of the 27 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviewers with substantial overlapping history

from reviewers without a substantial overlapping history


5.0
4.6


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Pass Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters

We didn't detect a substantial amount of Brand Repeaters.

Pass Incentivized Reviews
On Oct 3, 2016, Amazon prohibited incentivized reviews, however we still test for them since there are still millions in our dataset.

  • 0%
  • Admitted to receiving an incentive
We didn't detect any reviews that used language indicating they were incentivized.
Read more about our Incentivized Reviews test, or check out our study showing that Incentivized Reviewers are much more likely to leave a positive review.

Pass Deleted Reviews
  • 0
  • Reviews have been deleted
We have not discovered any deleted reviews for this product.

There are a few limitations to keep in mind regarding the Deleted Reviews test:
  1. We don't have a magic ability to collect every single deleted review; we can only identify reviews as deleted if we collect them on one date and then notice they are no longer visible on a subsequent date.
  2. We have no information on reviews that were never published in the first place.
  3. We also don't know why these reviews were removed. It could be action from the platform, personal decision by the review author, part of an entire account closure, even some data error on our part, etc.
Read more about the Deleted Reviews test here.


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