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The Effectiveness of the Erratum in Avoiding Error Propagation in Physics
|Title||The Effectiveness of the Erratum in Avoiding Error Propagation in Physics|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1995|
|Authors||Thomsen, Marshall, and Resnik David B.|
|Journal||Science and Engineering Ethics|
The propagation of errors in physics research is studied, with particular attention being paid to the effectiveness of the erratum in avoiding error propagation. We study the citation history of 17 physics papers which have significant errata associated with them. It would appear that the existence of an erratum does not significantly decrease the frequency with which a paper is cited and in most cases the erratum is 'not' cited along with the original paper. The authors comment on implications for the responsibilities of authors.
Cover Date: July 1995.Source Info: 1(3), 231-240. Language: English. Journal Announcement: 31-1. Subject: ERROR; ETHICS; PHYSICS; RESEARCH; SCIENCE. Update Code: 20090226.