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Comment & Response
September 24, 2019

Publication Bias in Trials With and Without Null Findings

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
  • 2Department of General Psychology, University of Padova, Padova, Italy
JAMA. 2019;322(12):1213-1214. doi:10.1001/jama.2019.11140

To the Editor Dr Murray and colleagues1 reported that randomized clinical trials (RCTs) supportive of the authors’ main hypotheses were no more likely to be cited, viewed, or discussed than those not supportive of main hypotheses, ostensibly providing reassurance that null findings are of equal public and scientific interest as positive findings.1 However, key confounders were not considered.

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