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“Positive” Results Increase Down the Hierarchy of the Sciences (2010)

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by Orla, May 1, 2017.

  1. Orla

    Orla Senior Member


    "Controlling for observed differences between pure and applied disciplines, and between papers testing one or several hypotheses, the odds of reporting a positive result were around 5 times higher among papers in the disciplines of Psychology and Psychiatry and Economics and Business compared to Space Science, 2.3 times higher in the domain of social sciences compared to the physical sciences, and 3.4 times higher in studies applying behavioural and social methodologies on people compared to physical and chemical studies on non-biological material."

    This is an interesting graph from the paper http://journals.plos.org/plosone/ar...id=info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0010068.g001

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