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This paintings goals to aid readers develop into extra discerning shoppers of dental literature. It presents an advent to clinical strategy, size, statistical inferences, interpretation, study suggestions and common sense. an issue part permits readers to check their severe pondering abilities.

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London: Taylor Graham, 1984:20. 11. Simonton DK. Creativity in Science. Cambridge: Cambridge Univ Press, 2004:172–173. 12. Surowiecki J. The Wisdom of Crowds. New York: Doubleday, 2004:162–163. 13. Axelrod R. The Evolution of Cooperation. New York: Basic Books, 1984:174. 14. Hearnshaw LS. Cyril Burt, Psychologist. New York: Vintage Books, 1981:70. 15. Hearnshaw LS. Cyril Burt, Psychologist. New York: Vintage Books, 1981:288. 16. Wainer H. Graphic Discovery. Princeton: Princeton Univ Press, 2005:6.

Cole52 speculates that it even may be necessary for scientists to believe in the traditional view to proceed with the work of science. Individually, scientists feel compelled to publish, because rewards in science are allotted to those who first arrive at a particular result. 54 Disputes over priority appear to be decreasing but, as witnessed by the Gallo-Montagnier dispute, are by no means dead. This may be due in part to the standard methods of publication, which record the date a paper is submitted.

Contrary to the storybook version of science, the scientific community does not normally go out of its way to refute incorrect results. 50 Perhaps the most generally accepted metric of agreement is the number of positive citations a paper receives from other authors. 52 An important channel of communication that indicates acceptance, or lack thereof, is a letter to the editor. In theory, letters to the editor are important means for ensuring accountability of authors and editors; they might be considered to be a postpublication review process.

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