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Briefly explain the file drawer phenomenon and how does the file drawer phenomenon influence the entire body of research on a subject?

Provide a clinical or either a publication research example of the file drawer phenomenon

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The file drawer phenomenon is a phenomenon in which only research results that are supportive of a given theory or hypothesis, are documented and or reported. This phenomenon can have a highly detrimental influence on the entire body of research on the subject, due to the fact that a great deal of the data that has been collected will not be analyzed and presented to the ...

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This solution describes the detrimental effect that the file drawer effect can have on the validity of scientific research.

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