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B Publication Bias and Replication Crisis

  1. Oct 18, 2016 #1
    I've heard tell of a science journal like Science or Nature that a) only publishes studies with null results, and/or b) only publishes heavily replicated studies. Is this true? and if so, what's it called?
     
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  3. Oct 18, 2016 #2

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    where did you hear that ?
     
  4. Oct 18, 2016 #3
    I wouldn't single out Nature or Science here since they are top-notch publications.

    Publication bias is a general issue, resulting from human nature. Magazines and Journals need to keep their readers, and nobody gets excited about a "10 things that totally didn't work" article. It's good science to publish that, but it's bad business.
     
  5. Oct 21, 2016 #4
    I heard it from a friend. Where he heard it from I don't know.

    You're right. It's a business. I don't fault Science or Nature specifically. But I'm with Popper on the role of falsification in science, so basically, I'd absolutely want to read a "10 Things That Totally Didn't Work" article.
     
  6. Oct 21, 2016 #5

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    That's not really something we can track down. Not much better than "I know a guy who knows a guy..."

    Do you subscribe to Science or Nature? If so, write them and tell them. If not, well, why would they care what a non-subscriber thinks?
     
  7. Oct 21, 2016 #6

    A.T.

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    Maybe he was talking about this recent video?

     
  8. Oct 21, 2016 #7

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    PF's favorite pastime - guess what the OP meant,
     
  9. Oct 22, 2016 #8

    Dale

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    This thread is closed for now.

    @Ontophobe if you have a specific professional article you would like to discuss then please let me know by PM and I will reopen the thread.
     
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