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NYT: Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere. (9/24/2018)

Discussion in 'Research methodology news and research' started by TrixieStix, Sep 26, 2018.

  1. TrixieStix

    TrixieStix Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    "Researchers should embrace negative results instead of accentuating the positive, which is one of several biases that can lead to bad science."

    "When we think of biases in research, the one that most often makes the news is a researcher’s financial conflict of interest. But another bias, one possibly even more pernicious, is how research is published and used in supporting future work..."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/24/upshot/publication-bias-threat-to-science.html
     
  2. Alvin

    Alvin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I'm unable to read the article but someone once said
    "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work."
    If these were published then others could avoid repeating things that won't work saving time and money and resources.
     
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  3. obeat

    obeat Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ron Davis has acknowledged that they will have failures along the way. That's the right way to approach science and acknowledging them openly is educational for other scientists.
     

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