Lies, Damn Lies, and …

Interesting post from Kevin Drum on publication bias in scholarly journals:

If two researchers do a study, and one finds a significant result (tall people earn more money than short people) while the other finds nothing, seeing both studies will make you skeptical of the first paper’s result. But if the only paper you see is the first one, you’ll probably think there’s something to it.

Wednesday, 20 September 2006