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Researcher allegiance in research on psychosocial interventions: meta- research study protocol and pilot study - Yoder et al (2019)

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  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    interesting, a nice twist perhaps(?) But will anyone use it? Cochrane seem to be going in the opposite direction.

    full paper here
    https://bmjopen.bmj.com/content/bmjopen/9/2/e024622.full.pdf
     
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  2. Jonathan Edwards

    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Would it go like this?

    Meta-researcher to researcher: 'We are conducting a study to see how biased you are about your treatments. Would you be happy to give consent to be involved?'

    Researcher: 'Oh, sure, ask away.'

    Meta-researcher: 'Are you biased in any way towards your treatments by believing in them?'

    Researcher: 'Oh, no way, I am completely neutral during trials.'

    Meta-researcher: 'Thanks'
     
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    Jonathan Edwards Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I tried but could not really work out what was happening.
     
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    Peter Trewhitt Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I would personally posit there are a number of trials where it is very clear that RA, through experimental design relying on subjective outcomes in unblinded trials, deliberate biasing of participants, inappropriate subject selection, outcome switching and non reporting of null results on some measures, is the main determinant of the reported outcomes.
     
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    another weird retweet from Michael Sharpe (does he ever read these things he keeps retweeting?)

    5 Reasons It’s So Hard To Think Like A Scientist
    https://digest.bps.org.uk/2017/06/20/5-reasons-its-so-hard-to-think-like-a-scientist/
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Researcher: 'Oh, no way, I always wear my Equipoise Socks™ at work.'

    Or late reporting, or misreporting/misinterpreting.

    He is just trying to be seen as one of the woke warriors for science.

    'See, I can't possibly be trying cover anything up coz I promote criticism of my own profession.'
     
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