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Publication Bias Against Null Results

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  • Raymond Hubbard

    (College of Business & Public Administration, Duke University)

  • JS Armstrong

    (The Wharton School)

Abstract

Studies suggest a bias against the publication of null (p > .05) results. Instead of significance, we advocate reporting effect sizes and confidence intervals, and using replication studies. If statistical tests are used, power tests should accompany them.

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  • Raymond Hubbard & JS Armstrong, 2005. "Publication Bias Against Null Results," General Economics and Teaching 0502034, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpgt:0502034
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    1. Hubbard, Raymond & Vetter, Daniel E., 1996. "An empirical comparison of published replication research in accounting, economics, finance, management, and marketing," Journal of Business Research, Elsevier, vol. 35(2), pages 153-164, February.
    2. Raymond Hubbard & JS Armstrong, 2005. "Replications and Extensions in Marketing – Rarely Published But Quite Contrary," General Economics and Teaching 0502051, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    publication; bias; null results;

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