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RANDALL & WELSER: On the Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science

[This post is based on the report,  “The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences and the Road to Reform”, recently published by the National Association of Scholars] For more than a decade, and especially since the publication of a…

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IN THE NEWS: Wall Street Journal (April 16, 2018)

[From the opinion article, “How Bad is the Government’s Science?” by Peter Wood and David Randall, published at http://www.wsj.com%5D “A deeper issue is that the irreproducibility crisis has remained largely invisible to the general public and policy makers. That’s a…

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Just How Big Is the “Reproducibility Crisis”? Good Question

[From the preprint article “Researcher conduct determines data reliability” by Mark Wass, Larry Ray, and Martin Michaelis] “Our findings demonstrate the need for systematic meta-research on the issue of data reproducibility. A reproducibility crisis is widely recognised among researchers from many different fields….

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Reproducibility crisis? What reproducibility crisis?

[From the opinion article, “Is science really facing a reproducibility crisis, and do we need it to?” by Daniele Fanelli, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)] “Efforts to improve the reproducibility and integrity of science are typically…

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REED: The Replication Crisis – A Single Replication Can Make a Big Difference

[This post is based on the paper, “A Primer on the ‘Reproducibility Crisis’ and Ways to Fix It” by the author] In a previous post, I argued that lowering α from 0.05 to 0.005, as advocated by Benjamin et al….

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MURPHY: Quantifying the Role of Research Misconduct in the Failure to Replicate

[NOTE: This blog is based on the article “HARKing: How Badly Can Cherry-Picking and Question Trolling Produce Bias in Published Results?” by Kevin Murphy and Herman Aguinis, recently published in the Journal of Business and Psychology.] The track record for…

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REED: Why Lowering Alpha to 0.005 is Unlikely to Help

[This blog is based on the paper, “A Primer on the ‘Reproducibility Crisis’ and Ways to Fix It” by the author] A standard research scenario is the following: A researcher is interested in knowing whether there is a relationship between…

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HUBBARD: A Common-Sense Typology of Replications

[NOTE: This entry is based on the book “Corrupt Research: The Case for Reconceptualizing Empirical Management and Social Science” by Raymond Hubbard] Psychology’s “reproducibility crisis” (Open Science Collaboration, 2015) has drawn attention to the need for replication research. However, focusing…

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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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