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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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Truth Is Hard to Find

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

Author: Benjamin Ellsworth
Position: Dental Student
Institution: UCSF
E-mail: benworth@hotmail.com
Submitted Date: October 04, 2007
Published Date: October 8, 2007
This comment was originally posted as a “Reader Response” on the publication date indicated above. All Reader Responses are now available as comments.

Replicated findings from parallel studies combined with meta-analysis is truly the strongest source of confident conclusions. I have found that looking at a small number of similarly performed studies sometimes can completely contradict each other. Finding the truth is very difficult.

No competing interests declared.