Most published research findings are false-but a little replication goes a long way

PLoS Med. 2007 Feb;4(2):e28. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.0040028.


While the authors agree with John Ioannidis that "most research findings are false," here they show that replication of research findings enhances the positive predictive value of research findings being true.

MeSH terms

  • Data Interpretation, Statistical*
  • Humans
  • Models, Statistical
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Publishing*
  • Research Design*