Category: NEWS & EVENTS


IN THE NEWS: Wired (December 29, 2017)

[From the article “The Replication Crisis in Science” by Shravan Vasishth at wired.com] “There have been two distinct responses to the replication crisis – by instituting measures like registered reports and by making data openly available. But another group continues to remain in…

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Reproducibility Making Progress at Science

[From the article, “Progress in Reproducibility” by Jeremy Berg, Editor-in-Chief  Science Journals, published in the 5 January 2018 issue of Science] “Over the past year, we have retracted three papers previously published in Science. The circumstances of these retractions highlight some…

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Not Everybody Thinks the Emphasis on Reproducibility is a Good Thing

[From the article “Reproducible research: a minority opinion” by Chris Drummond, published in the Journal of Experimental & Theoretical Artificial Intelligence.] “Reproducible research, a growing movement within many scientific fields, including machine learning, would require the code, used to generate…

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Progress in Publishing Negative Results?

[From the working paper, “Publication Bias and Editorial Statement on Negative Findings” by Cristina Blanco-Perez and Abel Brodeur] “In February 2015, the editors of eight health economics journals sent out an editorial statement which aims to reduce the incentives to…

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HARKing is Bad, But Which Kind of HARKing is Worse?

[From the article “HARKing: How Badly Can Cherry-Picking and Question Trolling Produce Bias in Published Results?” by Kevin Murphy and Herman Aguinis, published in the Journal of Business and Psychology.]  “The practice of hypothesizing after results are known (HARKing) has…

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Turn Your Lack of Confidence Into a Co-Authored Publication!

[From a blog on the “Loss of Confidence Project” posted at https://lossofconfidence.com/.] “The aim of this project is to destigmatize declaring a loss of confidence in one’s own research finding within the field of psychology. We are collecting statements of loss…

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Bitcoin’s All the Rage…in Science

[From the article “Technology behind bitcoin could aid science, report says” posted online at Physics Today] “Blockchain, the technology behind the popular digital currency bitcoin, has the potential to transform research and the science publishing landscape. That’s the conclusion of…

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Nature Asks, “How To Fix Science?”

[From the article “Five ways to fix statistics” posted at nature.com] “As debate rumbles on about how and how much to poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science.” Researchers…

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IN THE NEWS: Wired (November 14, 2017)

[From the article “The Dismal Science Remains Dismal, Say Scientists” by Adam Rogers at wired.com] “WHEN HRISTOS DOUCOULIAGOS was a young economist in the mid-1990s, he got interested in all the ways economics was wrong about itself—bias, underpowered research, statistical shenanigans. Nobody wanted…

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A Roundtable Podcast on the Merits of Lowering the Threshold for Statistical Significance to 0.005

This past week, the International Methods Colloquium hosted a conference call on a recent proposal to reduce the threshold of statistical significance to 0.005.  Participants included Daniel Benjamin, Daniel Lakens, Blake McShane, Jennifer Tackett, E.J. Wagenmakers,  and Justin Esarey, all…

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