Research findings that are probably wrong cited far more than robust ones, study finds

Sarah Best

1st June 2021

This article examines the publication of academic research papers.

Papers with more attention grabbing titles are more likely to be reviewed in a better light it is reported, and this suggests that the bar is lower if there are 'grabbier conclusions.'

This article could be used within the Research Methods unit as part of a discussion about the research that is undertaken in sociology and policy making.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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