Dr Peter Morris presents ‘Why most published research findings are false’ – or ‘These days you can’t even trust doctors!’ on Monday 18 August from 12pm to 1pm.
In 2005, John P. A. Ioannidis published a provocative essay addressing the increasing concern that most current published research findings are false.
Ioannidis proposed that the probability that a research claim is true may depend on study power and bias, the number of other studies on the same question, and, importantly, the ratio of true to no relationships among the relationships probed in each scientific field.
For many current scientific fields, he claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias. What was this crazy fool talking about?
Ioannidis JPA (2005) Why most published research findings are false. PLoS Med 2(8): e124.
This seminar takes place in the Menzies Seminar Room, John Mathews Building, Royal Darwin Hospital Campus.