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By The Conversation | Published: March 21, 2017
A survey by Nature found that 52 percent of researchers believed there was a 'significant reproducibility crisis' and 38 percent said there was a 'slight crisis.' Here, three experts give their views on the issue.
By Nicole Janz | Published: August 24, 2016
How can we create reliable and replicable political science data? A recent article in the 'American Political Science Review' focuses on text analysis and suggests ways to make these data sound and reproducible.
By Keith Laws | Published: June 27, 2016
The problems associated with modern psychology are longstanding and cultural, with researchers, reviewers, editors, journals and news-media all prioritizing and benefiting from the quest for novelty, says Keith Laws.
By Andreas Ortmann | Published: November 5, 2015
A sense of crisis is developing in economics after two Federal Reserve economists came to the alarming conclusion that economics research is usually not replicable.
By Huw Green | Published: September 14, 2015
Psychology is still digesting the implications of a large study published last month, in which a team led by University of Virginia’s Brian Nosek repeated 100 psychological experiments and found that only 36 percent of originally “significant” (in the statistical sense) results were replicated. Commentators are divided over how much to worry about the news. […]
By Jonathon Kram and Adam Dinsmore | Published: September 19, 2014
The Wellcome Trust, a large funder of biomedical research, is keen to ensure that the findings of that research are widely and openly shared. Here, Jonathon Kram and Adam Dinsmore from the trust's evaluation team discuss why any apparent bias against writing up and publishing certain types of results would impede scientific progress.
By Social Science Space | Published: August 14, 2014
A study of the 100 top journals in education research found that there's still almost no effort made to replicate the findings they publish.
By David T. Takeuchi | Published: June 23, 2014
David Takeuchi argues that even if the FIRST act doesn’t pass, it is clear that U.S. politicians are demanding more of a say in federally funded research. While a push to ensure research remains relevant can be a good thing, scientists and politicians must not forget that initial outcomes do not constitute substantive evidence. Scientific integrity and replication shouldn’t have to be sacrificed in order to meet political time frames.