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Debunking Three Common Claims of Scientific Reform

[Excerpts are taken from the article, “The case for formal methodology in scientific reform” by Berna Devezer, Danielle Navarro, Joachim Vandekerckhove, and Erkan Buzbas, posted at bioRxiv] “Methodologists have criticized empirical scientists for: (a) prematurely presenting unverified research results as…

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Looking Back on Metascience 2019

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Metascience: The Science of Doing Science” by Jonathan Schooler, published in Observer magazine, a publication of the Association of Psychological Science. The article appeared in November 2019. TRN apologizes for the belated posting.] “In September,…

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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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Excellent, Cross-Disciplinary Overview of Scientific Reproducibility in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

[From the article “Reproducibility of Scientific Results”, by Fiona Fidler and John Wilcox, published in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy] “This review consists of four distinct parts. First, we look at the term “reproducibility” and related terms like “repeatability” and…

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