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Sunday, November 15 • 14:30 - 15:20
Reducing publication bias, why and how

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Publication bias, the probability that statistically significant and nonsignificant results are published, directly affects the efficiency of the scientific endeavour. A paper in PLOS ONE (Van Assen et al., 2014) indicates the scientific system is 30 times as efficient if we eliminate publication bias, so it is worthwhile to share stories about how we share our research (only publishing or also discoverable elsewhere, even if not published in the end?), whether we publish everything, and if we do, how we publish all of it. Potentially, we can create a document explaining practical steps a researcher takes to make it easier to publish everything.

Van Assen, M. A. L. M., van Aert, R. C. M., Nuijten, M. B., & Wicherts, J. M. (2014). Why publishing everything is more effective than selective publishing of statistically significant results. PloS One, 9(1), e84896. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084896 

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Chris Hartgerink

Tilburg University
As a young researcher, I work on problems that often cause people to feel uncomfortable. As such, I have quickly learned that people and institutions, despite saying they promote skeptical thinking, actually dislike it and refrain from embracing uncertainty. All the work I do is to... Read More →

Sunday November 15, 2015 14:30 - 15:20 CET
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