Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good

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There is a growing interest in the factors that influence research quality and into research culture more generally. Reform must be evidence based, but experimental studies in real-world settings can be challenging. Observational evidence, even if imperfect, can be a valuable and efficient starting point to help identify the most fruitful avenues for meta-research investment.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere3001327
JournalPLoS Biology
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jul 2021

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© 2021 Marcus Munafò. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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