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Some papers on researcher bias/allegiance in psychiatry

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Esther12, Mar 19, 2013.

  1. Esther12

    Esther12 Senior Member

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    I have these open, but am not going to be able to read them today, so thought I'd post them up. v Only the last one links to the full paper, and I've not yet searched to see if the others are available for free on-line somewhere.

    They could all be rubbish - I was reading something which assumed that these findings were all quite uncontroversial... but lots of false claims as seen as uncontroversially true by some.

    One on therapist's tendency to over-estimate their own efficacy:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22662416

    Some on the tendency of researchers to find that the therapy they like most is most effective in RCTs they run, even when others find different results:

    http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0272735813000275#gr1

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22946981

    https://psychology.sas.upenn.edu/system/files/Leykin CPSP 2009 Allegiance.pdf
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    This paper is now free at: http://www.researchgate.net/publica...erview_of_reviews/file/3deec516856fa17ff9.pdf

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    Dolphin Senior Member

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    (from Munder et al., 2013)

    RA=Researcher allegiance

    This, from earlier in the paper, explains AAB
    It's not too important to understand this for most of the stuff. But basically, this is a review of reviews so one thing they looked at whether the reviewers might have a bias.


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    Continues from Munder et al., 2013

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    Researcher allegiance is not something that has been discussed very much in the ME/CFS literature.

    One exception is with the PACE Trial, where the authors wrote in a comment on the protocol:

    The statistical plan also mentioned the collection of such data:


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    This is now available for free:

    Put: "An investigation of self-assessment bias in mental health providers" into Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/ for the link (one gets a temporary link so there is no point me posting it).

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  10. Dolphin

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    Ok. Put: "An investigation of self-assessment bias in mental health providers" into Google Scholar http://scholar.google.com/ and it's available free
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    @Dolphin , this works. For anyone else, please use the quote marks in the search term on Google Scholar.
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