anhinga_anhinga (anhinga_anhinga) wrote,
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John Ioannidis: round 2

http://www.economist.com/science/displaystory.cfm?story_id=12376658

"With so many scientific papers chasing so few pages in the most prestigious journals, the winners could be the ones most likely to oversell themselves—to trumpet dramatic or important results that later turn out to be false. This would produce a distorted picture of scientific knowledge, with less dramatic (but more accurate) results either relegated to obscure journals or left unpublished."

"Dr Ioannidis made a splash three years ago by arguing, quite convincingly, that most published scientific research is wrong."

http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124
http://medicine.plosjournals.org/perlserv/?request=get-document&doi=10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.0050201
Tags: troubles with scientific establishment
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