Another note to self:
The original paper – Geber, Alan, Malhotra, Neil: Can political science literatures be believed? A study of publication bias in the APSR and the AJPS
Some comments from the blogosphere:
- Crooked Timber – Kieran Hiely: Attractive Models
- Statistical Modelling – Something fishy in political science p-values, or, it’s tacky to set up quantitative research in terms of “hypotheses” (A typical case of academics being funny)
- Jeremy Freese – …and you thought astrosociology was dead
In case anybody gets the headline wrong: We are talking about the interplay of methodology and publication habits here, not political bias among political scientists.
I often tell my students that they should remember that an essay or a thesis with a negative result is as valid academically as one with a positive result or one presenting “new” knowledge.
What’s important to me is that the methodology is sound. But I’m not an editor, anyway.