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Research Article

The Chilling Effect: How Do Researchers React to Controversy?

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    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: jkempner@rci.rutgers.edu

    Affiliation: Rutgers University, Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

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  • Published: November 18, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0050222

About the Author

Joanna Kempner
Rutgers University, Department of Sociology and Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research, New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: jkempner@rci.rutgers.edu

Competing Interests

The author has declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

JK designed the study, enrolled participants, conducted interviews, analyzed the data, and wrote the paper.