Wednesday, August 31, 2005

Did you hear this one?

Via slashdot: John P. A. Ioannidis has an essay with this provocative title: 'Why Most Published Research Findings Are False'. The essay seems to be about experimental studies in various fields of medicine (epidemiology, clinical trials, etc). It uses probability arguments to make this bold claim: "It can be proven that most claimed research findings are false".

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