Figure 7. | Publication bias and the canonization of false facts

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Research: Publication bias and the canonization of false facts

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University of Copenhagen, Denmark; University of Washington, United States; North Carolina State University, United States
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Download figureOpen in new tabFigure 7. Scientific activity will tend to increase belief in false claims if too few negative outcomes are published.

Expected change in log odds of belief vs. negative publication rate for (A) false and (B) true claims. Lines show false positive rates α=0.05 (yellow), 0.10,,0.25 (red). Other parameter values are false negative rate β=0.2 and positive publication rate ρ1=1.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7554/eLife.21451.008