A Case Study on Citation Accuracy: The Letter That “Became" a Research Article
Since its publication in 2006, a two-paragraph letter by Handoll H.H. on the need for Cochrane reviews on rehabilitation interventions has been repeatedly cited, erroneously, in meta-analyses of genetic risk factors as a reference for the Q test for heterogeneity. In order to understand how this error started, evolved and lasted throughout the years, a citation and publication analysis of the citing articles was done.
Clar, M. A Case Study on Citation Accuracy: The Letter That “Became" a Research Article. JCHLA. 2017; 38(2)