The file drawer problem, c.1959

It’s a very old problem, and it’s time to fix it!

Ben Goldacre points out a paper from 1959 finding that 286 out of 294 psychology papers reported a positive result. The author of that paper came back 36 years later and found little had changed.

Publishing negative results is a pain with little reward. But we hope you can find time to post a summary at www.psychfiledrawer.org.