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Research matters: Meta-spin cycles, the blindness of bias, and rebuilding trust.

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Summary of "Research matters: Meta-spin cycles, the blindness of bias, and rebuilding trust."

Meta-research is research about research. Meta-research may not be as click-worthy as a meta-pug-a pug dog dressed up in a pug costume-but it is crucial to understanding research. A particularly valuable contribution of meta-research is to identify biases in a body of evidence. Bias can occur in the design, conduct, or publication of research and is a systematic deviation from the truth in results or inferences. The findings of meta-research can tell us which evidence to trust and what must be done to improve future research. We should be using meta-research to provide the evidence base for implementing systemic changes to improve research, not for discrediting it.

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Name: PLoS biology
ISSN: 1545-7885
Pages: e2005972

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