Metrics Blog: Point of View
Apr 12, 2017Meta-Research is coming of age. This is the energizing insight that I brought home from Washington, DC, where I had joined the recent Sackler Colloquium held at the National Academy of Sciences. Organized by David B. Allison, Richard Shiffrin and Victoria Stodden, and generously supported by the Laura and John Arnold foundation and others, the colloquium brought together experts from all over the academic and geographic world, to discuss “Reproducibility of Research: Issues and Proposed Remedies”.
Nov 29, 2016Network meta-analyses are extremely useful if you want to compare the effectiveness of three or more interventions by collating both the direct and indirect evidence on a clinical question
Sep 22, 2016It has happened to all of us. We write a paper with many co-authors, we send it to a journal who then sends it out for review.
Apr 25, 2016Recently, I was asked to review a Randomized Controlled Trial concerning an antidepressant. Among my comments, I requested the authors provide individual data allowing for a re-analysis. Kindly, the authors answered me that my comment was weird and they’ve never received such a request.
Feb 02, 2016An editorial from the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) has been published simultaneously in 14 medical journals: Annals of Internal Medicine, The BMJ, Canadian Medical Association Journal, Chinese Medical Journal, Deutsches Ärzteblatt (German Medical Journal), Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (Dutch Medical Journal), New England Journal of Medicine, New Zealand Medical Journal, PLoS Medicine, Revista Médica de Chile, The Lancet, and Ugeskrift for Laeger (Danish Medical Journal).
Jan 07, 2016A few days ago, the correspondent of a prominent scientific journal drew my attention to a recent Replicability-Ranking of 100 Social Psychology Departments. “Do you think it is worth reporting?” I was asked in earnest. My answer was brief and very conflicted, and here I'll articulate why.
Sep 18, 2015Welcome to METRICS! This is an amazing time to be interested and involved in the international movement to improve the quality of the scientific research literature.
Sep 16, 2015According to Iain Chalmers, one of the founders of the Cochrane Collaboration, “Failure to publish an adequate account of a well-designed clinical trial is a form of scientific misconduct that can lead those caring for patients to make inappropriate treatment decisions.”