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Anonymous asked in Science & MathematicsPhysics · 1 month ago

Do scientists put out their experiments results for the general public to view?

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago
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    Generally the studies are available but typically behind pay walls which can only be accessed on university computers. 

  • 1 month ago

    Traditionally all scientific research was freely available.  This ensured the widest possible scrutiny and accuracy.  For example all of Newton's works, or Galileos or the Curies or Einstein's etc.  The USA does not follow the scientific model.  Research is secret and private.  Corporations attend conferences all ears but contribute nothing publicly.  That also affects Universities because they too are private and don't fit the scientific ethos.  However if no one published anything the University would have no credibility so they try a compromise.  Publishing but only on limited conditions.

    You should think yourself lucky that you have access to the works before private profit became the primary motive for any study.

  • 1 month ago

    The most important experiment are often printed in some technical journal. Also some "lesser" results are sometimes on the Internet. Others are available on the internet for pay. The vast majority are probably never seen by a significant number of people. When I was at NASA we published Technical Briefs and distributed them to interested people.

  • 1 month ago

    Yes they do, if you want to get hold of their published research you can use academic pay wall services, or you can simply email the researcher directly and ask for a copy of their paper, they are usualy happy to oblige.

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  • Dixon
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Academics get their work published as scientific papers that are available to anyone in principle but not necessarily for free - you may need to be part of a subscription service. But the level of fine detail available in different papers is quite variable.

  • 1 month ago

    It depends. Clinical trials involving health are available in places like PubMed and ScienceDirect. 

  • 1 month ago

    It depends. Much research funded by corporations is kept secret as it may involve trade secrets.

  • Sky
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Yes they do, but usually it's after they've gathered enough observational evidence from those experiments in order to submit a paper to peer review and then, if it stands up to professional scrutiny, get that paper published.

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