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Power failure in the neurosciences

There is evidence that many (and possibly most) of the conclusions drawn from biomedical research are probably false (Ioannidis, 2005). In a 2013 Nature Reviews Neuroscience paper entitled “Power failure: why small sample size undermines the reliability of neuroscience”, Button et al. explained how low statistical power is partly to blame for a similar issue in the field of neuroscience.

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