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Journal publishes ‘negative,’ but often useful findings

Researchers typically do not try to publish negative findings, but the new social-sciences journal, the Journal of Spurious Correlations, welcomes such data with open arms. The journal’s editors define negative findings as “those that do not fit with the researcher’s own theoretical presuppositions or with accepted tenets of methodological appropriateness.” Researchers do not seek to […]