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Do declarative titles affect readers' perceptions of research findings? A randomized trial

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Background

Many journals prohibit the use of declarative titles that state study findings, yet a few journals encourage or even require them. We compared the effects of a declarative versus a descriptive title on readers’ perceptions about the strength of evidence in a research abstract describing a randomized trial.

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Study participants (medical or dental students or doctors attending lectures) read two abstracts describing studies of a fictitious treatment...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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10.1186/s41073-016-0018-3

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ORCID:
0000-0002-4202-7813
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; CSM
ORCID:
0000-0002-7183-4083
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
NDORMS; CSM
Publisher:
BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
Research Integrity and Peer Review Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
1
Pages:
11
Publication date:
2016-08-04
Acceptance date:
2016-07-13
DOI:
EISSN:
2058-8615
Pubs id:
pubs:668841
URN:
uri:81ffa7f6-50a5-4372-8d9b-4350f90a4b46
UUID:
uuid:81ffa7f6-50a5-4372-8d9b-4350f90a4b46
Local pid:
pubs:668841
Language:
English
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