What Fuels Publication Bias?: Theoretical and Empirical Analyses of Risk Factors Using the Caliper Test
Significance tests were originally developed to enable more objective evaluations of research results. Yet the strong orientation towards statistical significance encourages biased results, a phenomenon termed “publication bias”. Publication bias occurs whenever the likelihood or time-lag of publication, or the prominence, language, impact factor of journal space or the citation rate of studies depend on the direction and significance of research findings.
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Volume (Year): 231 (2011)
Issue (Month): 5-6 (October)
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