[From the article “Excel errors and science papers”] “A recent study in the journal Genome Biology looked at papers published between 2005 and 2015, and found spreadsheet-related errors in fully one-fifth of articles on genomics that provided supplementary data alongside…Read More
[From the article “Come Again”]: “The GRIM test, short for granularity-related inconsistency of means, is a simple way of checking whether the results of small studies of the sort beloved of psychologists (those with fewer than 100 participants) could be…Read More
Replications are hot. Don’t believe me, just read The Economist. This is the third story related to scientific reliability/replications this past month. To read more, click here.Read More
(FROM THE ARTICLE “Are Results in Top Journals To Be Trusted?”) A paper recently published in the American Economic Journal, entitled “Star Wars: The Empirics Strike Back”, “analyses 50,000 tests published between 2005 and 2011 in three top American journals. It finds that the…Read More
(FROM THE ARTICLE “All at sea: Ideological divisions in economics undermine its value to the public“): “Sifting out the guff requires transparency, argued John Cochrane of the University of Chicago in another recent blog post. Too many academics keep their data and…Read More
FROM THE ARTICLE: “It sounds like an easy question for any half-competent scientist to answer. Do dark-skinned footballers get given red cards more often than light-skinned ones? But, as RAPHAEL SILBERZAHN …and ERIC UHLMANN … illustrate in this week’s Nature, it…Read More
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