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Hmmm. Maybe the R-Factor is NOT the answer.

In a recent post, TRN highlighted a recent working paper touting the benefits of something called an “R-Factor.” The R-Factor is a metric that would report — for each published empirical study — the reproducibility rate of that study in…

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Is the R-Factor the Answer?

In a recent working paper (“Science with no fiction: measuring the veracity of  scientific reports by citation analysis”), Peter Grabitz, Yuri Lazebnik,  Josh Nicholson, and Sean Rife suggest that one solution to the “crisis” in scientific credibility is publication of an article’s…

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