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Publication Bias: The "File-Drawer" Problem in Scientific Inference

@article{Scargle1999PublicationBT,
  title={Publication Bias: The "File-Drawer" Problem in Scientific Inference},
  author={J. Scargle},
  journal={arXiv: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability},
  year={1999}
}
  • J. Scargle
  • Published 1999
  • Psychology, Physics
  • arXiv: Data Analysis, Statistics and Probability
Publication bias arises whenever the probability that a study is published depends on the statistical significance of its results. This bias, often called the file-drawer effect since the unpublished results are imagined to be tucked away in researchers' file cabinets, is potentially a severe impediment to combining the statistical results of studies collected from the literature. With almost any reasonable quantitative model for publication bias, only a small number of studies lost in the file… Expand
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