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There is growing concern that a substantial proportion of scientific research may in fact be false. A number of factors have been proposed as contributing to the presence of a large number of false-positive results in the literature, one of which is publication bias. We discuss empirical evidence for these factors.

Original publication

DOI

10.1192/bjp.bp.109.069849

Type

Journal article

Journal

Br J Psychiatry

Publication Date

10/2010

Volume

197

Pages

257 - 258

Keywords

False Positive Reactions, Genetic Association Studies, Genetic Predisposition to Disease, Humans, Probability, Publication Bias, Reproducibility of Results, Research