And note that the remaining 62 % include those that “show an effect in the same direction as the original studies.”…not that can be fully replicated, but just kinda can be sorta almost maybe…if you squint hard….might sorta kinda show sorta similar results….
It’s become a profitable industry, where scheming researchers get taxpayer-funded grants to find specific conclusions, then those manipulated and fake conclusions are reported back to the public as if they are real, and then policies and recommendations are made that further cost people money.
This used to be the claim when industry paid for research..especially when they wanted research to show that their products were safe….But now it is pretty much ALL “research”….ESPECIALLY anything to do with
Global Warming Climate Change…(isn’t it interesting how, once the “warming” failed to show up the researchers and climatologists and the media switched to “Climate Change” and the believers just ate it up?)
And there is no downside to publishing a “research” paper full of bullshit either….it’s not like you have to pay the money back or worry about being charged with fraud or anything…
I remember reading Scientific American 45 years ago as a kid….My Dad gave me articles to read and explained them if I had questions….and researchers back then published articles which were clear on the methods used and made their research fairly easy for anyone to duplicate….So their peers could easily check their methods….Those days in that publication are long gone, however….
Remember this when you read or are told by the Media that eating food kept in plastic containers increases your chance of getting some exotic cancer that only occurs in white rats that are exposed to extremely high levels of Cell phone radiation while growing up or something….It has a 1 in three chance that the whole research is bullshit.