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Excellent, Cross-Disciplinary Overview of Scientific Reproducibility in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

[From the article “Reproducibility of Scientific Results”, by Fiona Fidler and John Wilcox, published in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy] “This review consists of four distinct parts. First, we look at the term “reproducibility” and related terms like “repeatability” and…

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Nature Asks, “How To Fix Science?”

[From the article “Five ways to fix statistics” posted at nature.com] “As debate rumbles on about how and how much to poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science.” Researchers…

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PARASURAMA: Why Overlapping Confidence Intervals Mean Nothing About Statistical Significance

[NOTE: This is a repost of a blog that Prasanna Parasurama published at the blogsite Towards Data Science]. “The confidence intervals of the two groups overlap, hence the difference is not statistically significant”  The statement above is wrong. Overlapping confidence…

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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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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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