domenica 24 gennaio 2016

# s-acad: more 'soft' sci res, more stat positive (true H1 alternative hypothesis) results

<< This study analysed 2434 papers published in all disciplines and that declared to have tested a hypothesis. It was determined how many papers reported a “positive” (full or partial) or “negative” support for the tested hypothesis. If the hierarchy hypothesis is correct, then researchers in softer” sciences should have fewer constraints to their conscious and unconscious biases, and therefore report more positive outcomes. Results confirmed the predictions at all levels considered: discipline, domain and methodology broadly defined >>

Daniele Fanelli. “Positive” Results Increase Down the Hierarchy of the Sciences.  PLoS ONE 2016; 5(4): e10068. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0010068

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