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Frustration with published results that can’t be reproduced, and journals that don’t seem to care

By Andrew

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Thomas Heister writes:

Your recent post about Per Pettersson-Lidbom frustrations in reproducing study results reminded me of our own recent experience that we had in replicating a paper in PLOSone. We found numerous substantial errors but eventually gave up as, frustratingly, the time and effort didn’t seem to change anything and the journal’s editors quite obviously regarded our concerns as a mere annoyance.

We initially stumbled across this study by Collignon et al (2015) that explains antibiotic resistance rates by country level corruption levels as it raised red flags for an omitted variable bias (it’s at least not immediately …read more

Source:: http://andrewgelman.com/2016/12/04/30682/

      



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