The Journal of Spurious Correlations

No, that's not just a funny headline from The Onion. Instead, it's the subject of my favorite of the many New Ideas in the Times Magazine this past weekend.

According to the piece, "Medical journals began publishing negative results a few years ago, but social science didn’t follow the trend. This is a problem. Not publishing negative results means that generations of researchers can waste time and money repeating the same studies and finding the same unpublishable results. Then there’s publication bias."


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