File Drawer Problem


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A popular term for a type of publication bias in which either investigators fail to report their results, or journals have no interest in publishing results of a study that is negative for a particular trend
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The file drawer problem or publication bias (17) and incentive bias (18) are not unknown to scholars.
But to do so would be to accept that the same file drawer problem which is a serious issue in other fields (e.
This problem is often called the file drawer problem (Rosenthal, 1979) because authors who have insignificant results and/or results that conflict with prevailing theory end up putting a paper in the file drawer after multiple, perhaps unwarranted, rejections.