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NAA bias stands for 'No Abstract Available' bias and refers to failures in academic research and academic publishing. Without a full abstract, researchers will often ignore articles that could have a high degree of revelance. This problem is amplified by the lack of search engines for academic material that rival search engines such as A9 or Google. When searching for a given phenomenon, often many spurious results are gleamed. This overload of information will likely cause the researcher to discard any returned results that can be fully qualified - as is the case of a returned article that lacks an abstract. With only the title to base the article's revelance, this reduces the search results' value.
See also Edit
- Impact of FUTON and NAA Bias on Visibility of Research, Murali NS, Murali HR, Auethavekiat P, Erwin PJ, Mandrekar JN, Manek NJ, Ghosh AK. Mayo Clin Proc 2004: 79(8); 1001-6.
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