Time To Assume That Health Research Is Fraudulent Until Proven Otherwise?

Research fraud is often viewed as a problem of “bad apples,” but Barbara K Redman, who spoke at the webinar insists that it is not a problem of bad apples…

Science, Philosophy and Politics

By Andy May Greg Weiner has written a great essay in Law & Liberty, entitled: “Why We cannot Just ‘Follow the Science.‘” His point is that scientists and science are…

Irreproducible science and US government regulation

The EPA issues an extraordinary number of regulations, which affect every area of the economy and constrict everyday freedoms. Extensive regulatory schemes can amount to a competitive advantage for large…

Ocean Acidification Effects Research in Doubt

“Munday’s and Dixson’s data on chemical signal preference had a “0 out of 10,000” chance of being real. They left it to the reader to decide what to think about…

No raw data, no science: another possible source of the reproducibility crisis

From Molecular Brain, Biomedical Central Molecular Brain volume 13, Article number: 24 (2020) Cite this article Abstract A reproducibility crisis is a situation where many scientific studies cannot be reproduced.…

Secret Science Under Attack — Part 3

Opinion by Kip Hansen — 2 February 2020   The attacks continue in the Journals of Science against the EPA’s proposed “Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science” rule — commonly referred…

Secret Science Under Attack — Part 2

Opinion by Kip Hansen — 24 January 2020 In Part 1 of this two-part series, I detailed how there has been a growing furor over the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s…

Secret Science Under Attack — Part 1

By Kip Hansen — 22 January 2020   On the 11th of November 2019, the NY Times published an article by journalist Lisa Friedman in the Climate Section titled: ”E.P.A.…

The Meat Wars: JAMA Stirs the Pot

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen — 20 January 2020   Rita Rubin, Senior Writer, JAMA Medical News & Perspectives,  has stirred the pot on the controversy surrounding a series of…

The reproducibility crisis in science

Dorothy Bishop describes how threats to reproducibility, recognized but unaddressed for decades, might finally be brought under control. From Nature: More than four decades into my scientific career, I find…

The replication crisis may also be a theory crisis

From Ars Technica Theory protects from “personal intuitions and culturally biased folk theories.” Cathleen O’Grady – 2/16/2019, 11:00 AM A jumbled jigsaw puzzle, AKA the state of theory in the…

Fernbach et al.: Advantages of Pre-Registration of Study Design

Guest Essay by Kip Hansen We recently saw on this blog a  guest essay from Joel O’Bryan regarding a paper from Fernbach et al. titled “Extreme opponents of genetically modified…

HOW BAD IS THE GOVERNMENT’S SCIENCE? (It's worse than we thought.)

From the National Association of Scholars via an article in the Wall Street Journal. Policy makers often cite research to justify their rules, but many of those studies wouldn’t replicate  …

New Study Claims To Expose The ‘Science Charade’ Behind Some EPA Regulations

From the Daily Caller Michael Bastasch 07/04/2017 A new study highlights how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is able to game the rule-making system to cloak contentious policy decisions as…

Science Has a Reproducibility Crisis

Edward Ferrara writes: If your Facebook feed is anything like mine, you may have recently heard about how Bill Nye–the Science Guy himself–“slammed” Tucker Carlson on the latter’s evening show…

The journal Nature is going to begin requiring reproducibility in submitted papers

From the Journal of Irreproducible Science – over 2/3s of researchers say they are unable to replicate study results WUWT Reader “QQBoss” writes: The BBC reports (shockingly), that the journal…

Climate science might become the most important casualty of the replication crisis

The replication crisis in science has just begun. It will be big. By Larry Kummer. From the Fabius Maximus website. Summary: After a decade of slow growth beneath public view,…

A Nature editorial on the state of 'robusted' science reproducibility

Excerpts from Robust research: Institutions must do their part for reproducibility C. Glenn Begley, Alastair M. Buchan & Ulrich Dirnagl Tie funding to verified good institutional practice, and robust science will shoot…

Shades of Lewandowsky and Cook: When psychological science isn't so sciency

Sound familiar? A study revealing a stunning lack of reproducibility in psychological science triggers another instance of reluctance to share data with any but friends, and an “adjustment” of  data…

'Robust' analysis isn't what it is cracked up to be: Top 10 ways to save science from its statistical self

In the wake of what Willis recently pointed out from Nassim Taleb, about how “In fact errors are so convex that the contribution of a single additional variable could increase…

Climate Science take note: New gold standard established for open and reproducible research

From the University of Cambridge: A group of Cambridge computer scientists have set a new gold standard for openness and reproducibility in research by sharing the more than 200GB of…

AAAS on reproducibility – 'a cornerstone of science'

Reproducibility — the ability to redo an experiment and get the same results — is a cornerstone of science, but it has been the subject of some troubling news lately.…