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On de-bunking “Fake News” in the post-truth era: How to reduce statistical error in research

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  • Flyvbjerg, Bent
  • Ansar, Atif
  • Budzier, Alexander
  • Buhl, Søren
  • Cantarelli, Chantal
  • Garbuio, Massimo
  • Glenting, Carsten
  • Holm, Mette Skamris
  • Lovallo, Dan
  • Molin, Eric
  • Rønnest, Arne
  • Stewart, Allison
  • van Wee, Bert

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  • Flyvbjerg, Bent & Ansar, Atif & Budzier, Alexander & Buhl, Søren & Cantarelli, Chantal & Garbuio, Massimo & Glenting, Carsten & Holm, Mette Skamris & Lovallo, Dan & Molin, Eric & Rønnest, Arne & Stewa, 2019. "On de-bunking “Fake News” in the post-truth era: How to reduce statistical error in research," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 126(C), pages 409-411.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:transa:v:126:y:2019:i:c:p:409-411
    DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2019.06.011
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    7. Flyvbjerg, Bent & Ansar, Atif & Budzier, Alexander & Buhl, Søren & Cantarelli, Chantal & Garbuio, Massimo & Glenting, Carsten & Holm, Mette Skamris & Lovallo, Dan & Lunn, Daniel & Molin, Eric & Rønnes, 2018. "Five things you should know about cost overrun," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 118(C), pages 174-190.
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