A recent PLoS Medicine article claims that information economics distort science. But maybe it’s an obsession with journals distorting the views of the authors.
As I said earlier, I thought there would be some interesting discussions. I guess one way of looking at it is that all the ‘good’ data gets published in the prestigious journals and there is nowhere for the ‘bad’ data to be published until after a clinical trial fails. Whether this is a real bias problem is difficult to assess.
I think any problem is due more to the complexity of human health studies than any bias but we have to keep moving forward as best as we can.
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