I have a question: I'm currently working on my PhD and I was looking for some specific data. After going through a lot of articels I found one from 2016 and one from 2017 both from the same three authors.
In this article the authors are trying to solve an empirical question and for this they create a very nice graph which shows exactly the data I was searching for. This graph is not the main subject of the article, only briefly mentioned and an interim solution to the main problem the authors are trying to solve.
Based on the article alone it is not possible to recreate the graph (because they are not using publicly available data).
Looking for a way to get the data I contacted one of the three authors via email (maybe this was a mistake). I wrote something like (my email was based on a question in this forum which I can't find right now):
- I was reading your article
- who I am and what I'm doing right now
- what I'm interested in
- what I need and that it would be very helpful if I could get the data (again I was pointing out that I only need the data points of the graph)
This was one week ago and I still got no answer. Should I contact the other two authors of the article?