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IN THE NEWS: Wired (December 29, 2017)

[From the article “The Replication Crisis in Science” by Shravan Vasishth at wired.com] “There have been two distinct responses to the replication crisis – by instituting measures like registered reports and by making data openly available. But another group continues to remain in…

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Is Fixing the Replication Crisis As Simple as Lowering the p-Value?

[From the article “A statistical fix for the replication crisis in science” by Valen E. Johnson at https://theconversation.com/au.] “In a trial of a new drug to cure cancer, 44 percent of 50 patients achieved remission after treatment. Without the drug, only…

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IN THE NEWS: Vox (July 31, 2017)

[From the article “What a nerdy debate about p-values shows about science — and how to fix it” by Brian Resnick at Vox.com]  “There’s a huge debate going on in social science right now. The question is simple, and strikes…

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To Criticize? Or Not to Criticize? That is Not the Question

A very nice and balanced discussion of the issues involved in criticizing other researchers’ work on social media can be found in the article “How Should We Talk About Amy Cuddy, Death Threats, and the Replication Crisis?” by Jesse Singal…

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Why Are Replications Hot in Psychology But Not So Much in Economics?

In a recent blog at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science, ANDREW GELMAN asks the question: “Why is so much of the discussion about psychology research? Why not economics, which is more controversial and gets more space in the news media? Or medicine,…

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“Methodological Terrorism”: The Battle is Joined

ANDREW GELMAN has a new blog in which he takes on SUSAN FISKE and her labelling of (some) social media critics of psychological research as “methodological terrorists.”  The blog is a must read for at least two reasons.  First, Gelman…

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The Solution to the Replication Crisis is…Capitalism?

[From the article “The Solution to Science’s Replication Crisis” by BRUCE KNUTSEN, posted at arxiv.org] “The solution to science’s replication crisis is a new ecosystem in which scientists sell what they learn from their research. In each pairwise transaction, the…

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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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A Replication Crisis in Cancer Research?

[From the article “Cancer Research is Broken” in Slate]  “The deeper problem is that much of cancer research in the lab—maybe even most of it—simply can’t be trusted. The data are corrupt. The findings are unstable. The science doesn’t work.  In…

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