Re: Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

From: Pim van Meurs <pimvanmeurs@yahoo.com>
Date: Sun Sep 04 2005 - 16:33:42 EDT

It pays off to read the paper in question as it presents a much better
understanding as to why this is the case.

The paper itself states " However, this should not be surprising. It can
be proven that most claimed research findings are false."

Interesting study which shows why science is such a challenging endeavor.

*dila813 on http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915/posts
explained it quite well*

Pim

What's your conclusion Janice?

janice matchett wrote:

> Interesting article in case some haven't seen it. ~ Janice
>
> *Why Most Published Research Findings Are False
> *Published online 2005 August 30. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124.
> http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=16060722
> <http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pubmed&pubmedid=16060722>Copyright
> <http://www.pubmedcentral.nih.gov/about/copyright.html>: 2005 John
> P. A. Ioannidis.
>
> The above was posted by me here in the thread below:
> http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915/posts?page=34#34
>
> *Most scientific papers are probably wrong
> <http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915/posts>**newscientist.com
> ^
> <http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915//%5Ehttp://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7915>
> *| 02:00 30 August 2005 | Kurt Kleiner
> Posted on *08/31/2005 3:09:18 AM EDT* by *dila813
> *http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1473915/posts
>
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