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Researcher

A researcher is someone who conducts research.

There is some evidence that editors, peer reviewers, and researchers are more interested in statistically significant effects. An RCT comparing the assessment of two versions of a well-designed RCT that differed only by the findings (positive vs. negative primary endpoint) showed that peer-reviewers were more likely to recommend the positive version of the manuscript’s findings for publication. They were also more likely to detect errors in and award a low score to the methods of the negative version of the same manuscript, even though the Methods sections in both versions were identical 1).

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Emerson GB, et al. Testing for the presence of positive-outcome bias in peer review: A randomized controlled trial. Arch Intern Med. 2010;170:1934–1939
researcher.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/27 19:08 by administrador