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A comment on 'The adaptive value of gluttony: predators mediate the life history trade‐offs of satiation threshold' by Pruitt & Krauel (2010)

Postma, Erik; Gonzalez?Voyer, Alejandro; Holman, Luke


Erik Postma

Alejandro Gonzalez?Voyer


Inspection of the data that accompany Pruitt and Krauel's study of individual variation in satiation threshold and a comparison of these data with the Materials and Methods and Results sections of the paper have revealed a number of issues that cast doubts on the reliability of the data and any results based on these data. In particular, we show that, following our analyses, the data are unlikely to have been obtained using the study design outlined in the publication and that statistical analyses of these data provide results that differ in important ways from those reported. These findings illustrate the importance of making raw data and analysis code available for the rigour and reproducibility of the scientific literature.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 27, 2021
Online Publication Date Dec 20, 2021
Publication Date 2021-12
Deposit Date Jan 7, 2022
Publicly Available Date Jan 7, 2022
Journal Journal of Evolutionary Biology
Print ISSN 1010-061X
Electronic ISSN 1420-9101
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 34
Issue 12
Pages 1989-1993
Keywords simulation, life-history evolution, quantitative genetics, trade-offs
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