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Being honest with causal language in writing for publication

journal contribution
posted on 06.09.2021, 04:32 by Deependra K Thapa, Denis C Visentin, Glenn E Hunt, Roger Watson, Michelle L Cleary
The misleading use of causal language in publication is problematic for authors, reviewers and consumers of the information. Published research in quality journals has important knowledge implications and it is, therefore, contingent on authors to use language that is accurate and appropriate to their work. Language implying unsupported causal relationships may overstate the evidence-base, especially if accepted by uncritical readers or unwitting members of the general public who may not understand how to interpret inferential statistics.

History

Volume

76

Issue

6

Start Page

1285

End Page

1288

Number of Pages

4

eISSN

1365-2648

ISSN

0309-2402

Location

England

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Acceptance Date

29/01/2020

External Author Affiliations

University of Sydney; University of Hull, UK; University of Tasmania

Era Eligible

No

Medium

Print-Electronic

Journal

Journal of Advanced Nursing