compendia of negative results is an excellent idea
What POWER would evidence based health experts recommend to make a negative result worth publishing?
How might one advise researchers on how to chose a sensible effect magnitude to look for?
At 1:05 pm +0000 31/12/01, Adrian Midgley wrote:
>On Monday 31 December 2001 09:49, Sue Lacey Bryant wrote:
>> End of year thought, prompted by Susan Kaiser's comments : maybe what we
>> really need is the equivalent of a Cochrane database of negative findings?
>There is the legendary journal of negative results which as recently been
>embodied in a couple of projects.
>>From the database and an earlier EBH thread :-
>a Japanese journal which welcomes negative result trials
>for 30 years named "Rinsho-Hyoka" in Japanese language (or "Clinical
>Evaluation" in English language.) You can see us in the Cochrane Controlled
>Trials Register of the newest version.(About 100 RCTs of us are listed on
>CCTR .) But the citations already processed in the Cochrane Library are
>from 1987 to 1995 of our journal.
>Our journal's web site ; http://www.sphere.ad.jp/cont/
>(Only Japanese language is available now, though our journal welcomes
>manuscripts of English language too.)
>All the bibliographic informations including abstracts are published in
>English and you can see it in our web-site except abstract.
>Please contact us to the following e-mail address if you need the
>English abstracts of the negative-results.
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>From: Takeo Saio Sept 2000:
>2100: there is some English material now
>Following your note to the EBH list, you may be interested to view a new
>journal which we are working to establish. It's not exactly a Journal of
>Negative Results, but we are seeking papers which outline practical
>experience in healthcare delivery. We are actively encouraging submissions
>from intiatives which did not succeeed, believing this information is at
>least as valuable to others as information on successes.
>Healthcare Review Online: Experience in PracticeTM is a new development
>within the Healthcare Review - OnlineTM journal.
>So yes, good idea
>>From one of the Linux desktops of Dr Adrian Midgley
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