August 30, 2005

Most scientific papers are probably wrong

"Most published scientific research papers are wrong, according to a new analysis. Assuming that the new paper is itself correct, problems with experimental and statistical methods mean that there is less than a 50% chance that the results of any randomly chosen scientific paper are true."
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PLoS Medicine: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False Posted by Martin Sewell at August 30, 2005 11:21 PM