What?! You Don’t Believe in Badges?!!
[The following is taken from a blog by Hilda Bastian at the blogsite “Absolutely Maybe” at PLOS Blogs]
“As I’ve spent time with the badges “magic bullet” – simple! cheap! no side effects! dramatic benefits! – supported by a single uncontrolled study by an influential opinion leader, with a biased design in a narrow unrepresentative context, very small number of events, and short timeframe….I’ve come to think its biggest lesson may be that even many open science advocates have yet to fully absorb the implications of science’s reliability problems.”