Publication prejudices: An experimental study of confirmatory bias in the peer review system

@article{Mahoney2005PublicationPA,
  title={Publication prejudices: An experimental study of confirmatory bias in the peer review system},
  author={Michael J. Mahoney},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2005},
  volume={1},
  pages={161-175}
}
  • M. Mahoney
  • Published 1 June 1977
  • Psychology
  • Cognitive Therapy and Research
Confirmatory bias is the tendency to emphasize and believe experiences which support one's views and to ignore or discredit those which do not. The effects of this tendency have been repeatedly documented in clinical research. However, its ramifications for the behavior of scientists have yet to be adequately explored. For example, although publication is a critical element in determining the contribution and impact of scientific findings, little research attention has been devoted to the… 
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