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The Research Integrity Police Are Coming To the Journal Near You

[From the article “To catch misconduct, journals are hiring research integrity czars” by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, published at STAT] “Christopher, an editorial assistant at FEBS — for Federation of European Biochemical Societies — Letters in Heidelberg, Germany, is…

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18,000 Retractions?

[From the video, “The Retraction Watch Database” by Ivan Oransky, posted at YouTube]. Ivan Oransky, MD, co-founder of the website Retraction Watch gave a talk at the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools Workshop at Berkeley in August. In this…

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To p-value or Not To p-value, That Is The Question

[From the article, “Scientists, fishing for significance, get a meager catch” by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus at the website STAT] “If you cast a wide enough net, you’ll find what looks like a prize-winning fish. But you’ll also catch a…

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Podcast on “The Replication Crisis”

On August 6th at a conference held at Berkeley (Effective Altruism Global 2016), four panellists discussed “The Replication Crisis”: Brian Nosek, Stuart Buck, Ivan Oransky, and Stephanie Wykstra (moderator = Julia Galef).  Some of the questions addressed were:  — Is failure…

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BOB REED: Replications and Peer Review

“Weekend Reads”, the weekly summary by IVAN ORANSKY of Retraction Watch, recently listed two articles on Peer Review.  One, a blog by George Borjas, concerns the recent imbroglio at the American Economic Review involving an editor who oversaw the review of…

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BOB REED: Replications Can Make Things Worse? Really?

In a recent article in Slate entitled “The Unintended Consequences of Trying to Replicate Research,” IVAN ORANSKY and ADAM MARCUS from Retraction Watch argue that replications can exacerbate research unreliability.  The argument assumes that publication bias is more likely to favour confirming replication studies…

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