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Dramatic lack of external validity

Posted by AdamJacobs on 17 Aug 2012 at 16:55 GMT

This has to be one of the least surprising results I've ever seen.

You select a group of authors specifically on the grounds that they were alleged to have been part of some kind of wrongdoing. You then find that they don't completely play by the rules.

I'm really not sure what kind of message we're supposed to take away from that that wasn't completely obvious from the start.

Competing interests declared: Most of my clients are pharmaceutical companies