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Relationships fade with time: a meta-analysis of temporal trends in publication in ecology and evolution

Jennions, Michael; Moller, Anders Pope

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Both significant positive and negative relationships between the magnitude of research findings (their 'effect size') and their year of publication have been reported in a few areas of biology. These trends have been attributed to Kuhnian paradigm shifts, scientific fads and bias in the choice of study systems. Here we test whether or not these isolated cases reflect a more general trend. We examined the relationship using effect sizes extracted from 44 peer-reviewed meta-analyses covering a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/92966
Source: Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B: Biological Sciences
DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2001.1832

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