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dc.contributor.authorEisner, Manuel
dc.contributor.authorFearon, Pasco
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-12T00:30:18Z
dc.date.available2020-12-12T00:30:18Z
dc.date.issued2021-06
dc.identifier.issn0956-7976
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/315020
dc.description.abstractIncreasingly, data portals allow researchers to download data-sets generated by others for futher analyses. Open-access data have many benefits. However, researchers should be aware of the need to carefully assess the data before they are used. We illustrate the challenges using the example of the cross-national homicide data generate by the World Health Organisation (WHO) as part of their Global Health Estimates. For many countries these data are statistically modelled on the basis of complex algorithms, and WHO warns against their uncritical use. However, in some publications researchers have downloaded these data for regression models, using the same predictors that had been used by WHO for generating the estimates, meaning that the same information is used on both sides of the equation. In this comment we alert data providers, researchers, and reviewers to the need for caution when using secondary data.
dc.format.mediumPrint-Electronic
dc.languageeng
dc.publisherSAGE Publications
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectHomicide
dc.titlePitfalls of Using Data Portals as Sources for Psychological Research: The Example of Cross-National Homicide Data.
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage865
prism.issueIdentifier6
prism.publicationDate2021
prism.publicationNamePsychol Sci
prism.startingPage863
prism.volume32
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.62127
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-12-03
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1177/0956797621989967
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserved
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-06
dc.contributor.orcidEisner, Manuel [0000-0001-5436-9282]
dc.identifier.eissn1467-9280
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Review
cam.issuedOnline2021-05-27
cam.orpheus.successMon Jun 21 07:33:00 BST 2021 - Embargo updated
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