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ERIC Number: ED562711
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 8
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 8
Consequences of Outcome Reporting Bias in Education Research
Williams, R. T.; Polanin, J. R.
Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness
Publication bias is a term that typically refers to the well-known tendency for studies lacking statistically significant results to be less likely to be published in peer-reviewed journals. This happens because authors are less likely to submit, while editors and reviewers are less likely to accept for publication, papers that lack statistically significant results for their primary outcomes. Outcome reporting bias (ORB) is a phenomenon associated with publication bias. The purpose of this study is to investigate the consequences of ORB in education research and how to improve estimation in meta-analysis when ORB is present. One table and 2 figures are appended.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Society for Research on Educational Effectiveness (SREE)