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From a rejection letter to a qual researcher, about why the manuscript was being rejected: Of course, the whining and outrage was predictable. More here: https://storify.com/shereebekker/bmjnoqual Let’s face facts: it’s a quant world now. Policymakers and stakeholders don’t want to hear stories about the lived experience or any other such nonsense. Funders are increasingly adopting...
One such paper, in physics, is snappily titled “Charged-particle multiplicities in pp interactions at sqrt(s) = 900 Gev measured with the ATLAS detector at the LHC”. It has clearly made a significant contribution to scholarship, based on ground breaking research at the Large Hadron Collider, and that is reflected in its high number of citations....
We should have more of these in education: http://www.europeanurology.com/article/S0302-2838(14)00598-3/fulltext/guidelines-for-reporting-of-statistics-in-european-urology
I am really looking forward to this paper: This article presents a pre-analysis plan for analyzing the evidential value in a selection of policy research taken from scholarly journals and two research clearinghouses run by the federal government. The analysis will collect p-values from selected studies and estimate the evidential value that they represent using...
As someone who serves on four ed boards, I found this presentation very interesting: How can We Increase Pro-Social Behavior? An Experiment with Referees at the Journal of Public Economics Referees randomized to one of four groups in invitation emails: 1. 6 week – 6 week deadline [control group] 2. Social – 6 week deadline...
Fascinating article from Slate about a publisher who gets permission to publish dissertations and theses as books, sells only a few copies of each and thus avoids paying royalties, while fooling buyers into thinking they are buying a real book, while raking in the bucks. They also publish books containing nothing but content from Wikipedia.
A new open-access journal dedicated to observational studies. Normally I am dubious of new journals, until I looked at the ed board: Imbens, Imai, Cook, and bunch of other rock stars. Looks to be a good journal: There are several journals that deal with observational studies in specific fields, but this is the first journal that...