Authors are also reviewers: problems in assigning cause for missing negative studies [v1; ref status: indexed,].

  • Competence Center for Methodology and Statistics
December 25, 2013 By:
  • Senn S.

I compare two possible extreme hypotheses regarding submission of papers to journals: the Q hypothesis, whereby the decision to submit is based on quality of research; and the P hypothesis, whereby it is based on probability of acceptance. I give five reasons as to why the P hypothesis is more plausible and suggest that problems of missing data may previously have caused researchers to misinterpret the evidence on editorial bias.

2013 Dec. F1000Res.2:17.
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