Selective citation and its consequences

Last modified: June 25, 2019
Doctoral thesis Miriam Urlings – Maastricht University

Selective citation is driven by other determinants than study outcome. For example by citing more to publically funded studies, compared to industry funded studies. In this doctoral thesis, Miriam Urlings discusses various aspects of selective reporting of research and it’s effects on policy making. Furthermore, by studying this so called ‘questionable research practice’, the study adds a new perspective on the potential impact selective citation has on the development of knowledge.


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