December 22, 2004

The significance of null

"Beginning this July, 11 medical journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, will publish only those clinical studies registered in a publicly available database prior to being conducted. By doing this, these journals' editors hope to keep clinical-intervention sponsors--such as pharmaceutical companies--from suppressing negative results. And this move may also make studies that find no post-intervention improvements more readily accessible to both researchers and the public."

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American Psychological Association Posted by Martin Sewell at December 22, 2004 11:23 AM | TrackBack