Scientists are Bad at Identifying Important Science, University of Sussex Reveals

Published: Oct 09, 2013

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Maybe you shouldn't put too much stock in what four out of five dentists say? Scientists, even experts in the same field, don't agree on which research studies are the most important, a new study (of course) found. On one hand, this sounds obvious—experts don't agree. On the other hand, it suggests even scientists can't pinpoint what great science is. The new study also found scientists are unduly influenced by the prestige of the journal in which a paper is published.

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