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IN THE NEWS: Medium (December 17, 2018)

[From the article “It’s not a replication crisis. It’s an innovation opportunity” by Jon Brock, published in Medium] “It takes me a few moments to recognise the name. I’ve arrived early at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Research Translation…

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Original Study Finds A Result. Follow-up Studies Fail to Replicate It. The Record is Corrected. Right?

[From the post “A study fails to replicate, but it continues to get referenced as if it had no problems. Communication channels are blocked.” by Andrew Gelman at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science] “In 2005, Michael Kosfeld, Markus Heinrichs,…

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More Pre-Registration, More Null Results

[From the article, “First analysis of ‘pre-registered’ studies shows sharp rise in null findings” by Matthew Warren, published at Nature.com] “Studies that fail to find a positive result are often filed away, never to see the light of day, which…

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Pros and Cons of Open Science

[From the blog “How Freely Should Scientists Share Their Data?” by Daniel Barron, published at blogs.scientificamerican.com] “At the beginning of graduate school, I decided I wanted to study how epileptic seizures damage the brain. I was in something of a…

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IN THE NEWS: Nature (February 21, 2018)

[From the article, “How to make replication the norm” published by Paul Gertler, Sebastian Galiani and Mauricio Romero in Nature] “To see how often the posted data and code could readily replicate original results, we attempted to recreate the tables…

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IN THE NEWS: VOX (January 23, 2017)

[From the article “Cancer scientists are having trouble replicating groundbreaking research” from the Vox website] “Replication has emerged as a powerful tool to check science and get us closer to the truth. Researchers take an experiment that’s already been done,…

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