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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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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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