A Major New Initiative in Meta-Science

[Excerpts taken from the article “Research on research gains steam” by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, published in Chemical and Engineering News] “The use of scientific methodology to study science itself is called metascience. The discipline has become mainstream in recent years,…

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The Best Offense for Determining Research Reliability is a Good (Dept. of) Defense?

[From the article “Q&A Adam Russell: Can automated tools reliably rate research reproducibility?” by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, published at] “Recently the United States Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) solicited research proposals on developing automated tools that assign confidence…

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Can You Have Too Many Replications?

In a recent article in Nature, DALMEET SINGH CHAWLA asks “How Many Replication Studies Are Enough?” The article highlights the comments of psychologist Courtenay Norbury whose work on autism in children has apparently been replicated numerous times. So much so that another researcher…

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