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Mon Mar 23, 2015, 07:41 PM

 

There are too many studies, new study finds

Science is drowning in studies, and it took a study to expose it.

In a paper entitled 'Attention decay in science', professors from universities in Finland and California conclude that "the exponential growth in the number of scientific papers makes it increasingly difficult for researchers to keep track of all the publications relevant to their work.

"Consequently," the say, "the attention that can be devoted to individual papers, measured by their citation counts, is bound to decay rapidly."

While this particular study relates to the booming number of academic papers and journals, it's a trend we can probably all relate to.

(I think we should study this)

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/there-are-too-many-studies-new-study-finds-10101130.html

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Response to Katashi_itto (Original post)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 07:45 PM

1. Yes,

that does deserve some investigation in itself.

A new study should study the study that there are too many studies. More meta-studies are in order until it all collapses in a great big hole of infinite regress. That should be satisfying.

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Mon Mar 23, 2015, 07:47 PM

2. That does merit study. Doesn't it.

 

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #2)

Mon Mar 23, 2015, 08:26 PM

3. I think so.

But, let me do some research on your idea first and I will get back to you on that.

I may have to apply for a grant in order to study your idea of what merits as a study.

This is serious business!

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