Feasibility of methods to reduce publication bias_academics/researchers


Carroll, H., 2017. Feasibility of methods to reduce publication bias_academics/researchers. University of Bath. https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00348.


We conducted a survey to help understand the views of academics/researchers with regards to different methods of the publication and peer-review process to help reduce publication bias. Respondents were asked questions about their views on publication bias and the publication process in general, followed by nine proposals which have been suggested to reduce publication bias. They were asked to choose the proposal they felt to be 'most effective' at reducing publication bias, and were asked to rate each proposal from 1 (not at all effective) to 5 (very effective). Throughout the survey, there was open ended questions (all optional to complete) so that respondents were able to discuss the pros and cons to any of the proposals.

Dataset abstract

Responses from academics/researchers in the project "The perceived feasibility of methods to reduce publication bias". Data were collected via Bristol Online Surveys. Using convenience snowball method, we collected opinions from academics and researchers regarding 9 different methods of peer-review/publication that have been proposed to reduce publication bias. Respondents were asked questions regarding their views on the efficacy of the publication process, and then asked to choose the method they felt to be most effective at reducing publication bias, and to rate all the methods from 1 (not at all effective) to 5 (very effective) . Throughout the survey, non-compulsory open ended questions were provided in order for respondents to provide their opinions on the pros and cons of the methods.

Title: Feasibility of methods to reduce publication bias_academics/researchers
Keywords: publication bias, peer-review, research publication, open science, study reporting
Subjects: Sociology > Sociology
Departments: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences > Health
DOI: https://doi.org/10.15125/BATH-00348
URI: https://researchdata.bath.ac.uk/id/eprint/348
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