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Why Most Published Research Findings Are False

  • John P. A. Ioannidis
  • Published: August 30, 2005
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0020124

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Why most published research findings are false

Posted by plosmedicine on 31 Mar 2009 at 00:15 GMT

Author: Professor Brian Peskin
Position: Research scientist
Institution: Cambridge International Institute for Medical Science
E-mail: prof-nutrition@sbcglobal.net
Submitted Date: October 27, 2007
Published Date: October 29, 2007
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

Dr. Ioannidis' article is exceptional. More researchers need to know that most of what is published in the medical journals is wrong. Statistical analysis is often wrong, too (Dr. Stanton Glatz).

Thank you for explaining why.

No competing interests declared.