Monday, February 27, 2017

Well, this is certainly worrisome …

… Most scientists 'can't replicate studies by their peers' - BBC News.

"Replication is something scientists should be thinking about before they write the paper," says Ritu Dhand, the editorial director at Nature.
Well, yes.

1 comment:

  1. Jeff Mauvais10:02 PM

    The many branches of science have very different cultures -- not surprising given that science is a human enterprise. The reproducibility crisis seems especially acute in psychology and pre-clinical cancer research, probably for different reasons. I don't know much about the former, but the latter is fiercely competitive, no doubt leading some scientists to cut statistical corners.