The Power of Negative Thinking

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Science  04 Oct 2013:
Vol. 342, Issue 6154, pp. 68-69
DOI: 10.1126/science.342.6154.68


The scientific literature is replete with papers that present results as stronger than they actually are—and rarely report negative outcomes. Along with an increasing recognition that it is wrong to bury negative findings, forums for publishing such data are expanding.

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