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How to Fix the “Reproducibility Crisis”? Three Solutions

[From the article “The science ‘reproducibility crisis’ — and what can be done about it” from the website theconversation.com.] “Reproducibility is the idea that an experiment can be repeated by another scientist and they will get the same result. It is…

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IN THE NEWS: BBC (February 22, 2017)

[From the article “Most scientists can’t replicate studies by their peers” from the BBC/News/Science&Environment website]  “Science is facing a “reproducibility crisis” where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests. This is frustrating…

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A Timeline of the Reproducibility Crisis in Science

[From the blog, “Reproducibility Crisis Timeline: Milestones in Tackling Research Reliability” by Hilda Bastian at her PLoS blogsite, Absolutely Maybe] “It’s not a new story, although “the reproducibility crisis” may seem to be. For life sciences, I think it started in…

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On the Reproducibility Crisis in….Microbiology?

From obscure to ubiquitous, the reproducibility crisis is now headline news everywhere.  In a blog by American Society of Microbiology (ASM) CEO Stefano Bertuzzi entitled, “ASM Addresses the Reproducibility Crisis in New Academy Report”, 6 areas were highlighted for “restoring rigor…

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What’s In a Name? When It Comes to “Reproducibility”, Apparently a Lot

[From the article “Muddled meanings hamper efforts to fix reproducibility crisis” in Nature]  “A semantic confusion is clouding one of the most talked-about issues in research. Scientists agree that there is a crisis in reproducibility, but they can’t agree on what ‘reproducibility’…

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Survey in Nature Reports on How Scientists View the “Reproducibility Crisis”

From the article “1500 Scientists lift the lid on reproducibility” published in Nature: “More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments. Those are some of…

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IN THE NEWS: Slate (April 15, 2016)

(FROM THE ARTICLE “The Reproducibility Crisis Is Good for Science”) The author, an editor at Nature, reports on ways the reproducibility crisis is promoting change in science. An excerpt: “For what it’s worth, articles about confirmation bias and the misuse of p-values…

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