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Are scientific findings exaggerated? study finds steady increase of superlatives in PubMed abstracts.

Tijdink, Joeri, Vinkers, Christiaan and Otte, Wim (2016) Are scientific findings exaggerated? study finds steady increase of superlatives in PubMed abstracts. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (26 Jan 2016). Website.

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Abstract

Are scientists using language aimed at convincing editors and reviewers to publish their work? Joeri Tijdink, Christiaan Vinkers and Wim Otte present findings which suggest a rise in potentially exaggerated language. Potentially conflicting with the core values of science, the pressure to publish in high impact publications may be contributing to a paradigm of over-interpretation, overstatement and misreporting of scientific results.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2015 LSE Impact of Social Sciences
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
N Fine Arts > NE Print media
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 10 Feb 2016 13:15
Last Modified: 08 Jun 2021 23:20
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/65317

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