FEATURED RESEARCH: 2 Recent Papers on the Role of the Media in Reproducibility

Two recent papers look at the influence of media on replications and retractions. A paper by Eleonora Alabrese concludes that “media coverage shapes the auto-correcting process of science by reducing the amount of misinformation and increasing punishment for retracted authors.”…

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IN THE NEWS: Buzzfeed (April 4, 2018)

[From the article, “Hundreds of Researchers Are Trying to Replicate High-Profile Psychology Studies” by Stephanie M. Lee in Buzzfeed] “More than 400 psychologists worldwide are teaming up to fight a looming problem in their field: headline-making research that doesn’t hold up.”…

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IN THE NEWS: NY Times (MAY 29, 2017)

[From the article “Science Needs a Solution for the Temptation of Positive Results” by Aaron E. Carroll at The New York Times/The Upshot website]   “Science has a reproducibility problem. … As long as the academic environment has incentives for…

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