In: Case Study

Randomization – The Horizon homeopathic dilution experiment
October 11, 2017

All Case Study publications presented in this section have received a lot of interest among the scientific community and are particularly…

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From dull rats and bright rats
September 28, 2017

In 1963, Robert Rosenthal and Kermit L. Fode supervised an animal study performed by students in order to gain further experience…

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Glyphosate and the importance of transparent reporting
September 1, 2017

Glyphosate, or N-(phosphonomethyl)glycine, is a widely used broad-spectrum, nonselective herbicide that has been in use since 1974. Glyphosate effectively suppresses the…

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Error bars can convey misleading information
July 26, 2017

by Martin C. Michel The most common type of graphical data reporting are bar graphs depicting means with SEM error bars….

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The different sample size of inter-connected research methods
June 7, 2017

We will continue presenting Case Study publications that are particularly interesting from the Good Research Practice perspective. We hope that these…

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Why details matter
May 19, 2017

The Materials and Methods section is a crucial component of any formal lab report, such as a scientific publication. This part…

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Need for a particularly rigorous planning of studies that are likely to raise a lot of attention when results are published
April 19, 2017

After being published, research findings often become a subject of replication efforts. Such replication efforts may be especially important when the…

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Effect Vibrations and a Roman God
March 19, 2017

There are a large number of ways how to analyze the same data set. Depending on the decision made in handling,…

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A priori power analysis – friend or foe?
November 23, 2016

Performing a power analysis is important for planning experimental studies. It helps us to estimate the sample size necessary to support…

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Searching for significance
August 20, 2016

To examine associations between urinary chemical concentrations and adult health status, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) measured…

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