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The "File Drawer Problem" of Non-Significant Results: Does It Apply to Biological Research?

Ryan D. Csada, Paul C. James and Richard H. M. Espie
Oikos
Vol. 76, No. 3 (Sep., 1996), pp. 591-593
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Nordic Society Oikos
DOI: 10.2307/3546355
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3546355
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Abstract

We show that there appears to be a publication bias against non-significant results in the biological literature. We suggest reasons why non-significant results are not published, the implications of not publishing non-significant results, and why we need to correct the problem.

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