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The current way in which we do science is plagued by many fundamental problems.
One of them is that we don’t do enough replications. There are many reasons for this. While everyone agrees that it is crucially important for science as a whole to do so, the individuals who would have to do the work have very few incentives (and actually quite a few disincentives) not to replicate. This is a tragedy of the commons scenario. The question is what to do about it. I think this won’t change until the incentive…
Chris Said
My post on science reform. If you agree, please share this.
It’s the incentive structure, people: Why science reform must come from the granting agencies.
Another day, another New York Times report on bad practice in biomedical science. The growing problems with scientific research are by now well known: Many results in the top journals are cherry pi….


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Written by Daniël W. Crompton (webhat)

June 21, 2012 at 4:10 pm

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