Publication and other reporting biases in cognitive sciences: detection, prevalence, and preventionTrends in cognitive sciences 18
Recent systematic reviews and empirical evaluations of the cognitive sciences literature suggest that publication and other reporting biases are prevalent across diverse domains of cognitive science. This review summarizes the various forms of publication and reporting biases and other questionable research practices, and overviews the available methods for probing into their existence. We discuss the available empirical evidence for the presence of such biases across the neuroimaging, animal, other pre-clinical, psychological, clinical trials, and genetics literature in the cognitive sciences. We also highlight emerging solutions (from study design to data analyses and reporting) to prevent bias and improve the fidelity in the field of cognitive science research.
The article was published in: Trends in cognitive sciences 18(5): 235-241.
This work was supported (in part) by the Fetzer Franklin Fund of the John E. Fetzer Memorial Trust.