1,500 scientists lift the lid on reproducibility

According to the survey conducted by Nature (link), more than 52% of 1,576 researchers representing different areas of science see a „significant reproducility crisis“.  As acknowledged by the author of this report, Monya Baker, „the survey — which was e-mailed to Nature readers and advertised on affiliated websites and social-media outlets as being ‘about reproducibility’ — probably selected for respondents who are more receptive to and aware of concerns about reproducibility“. Nevertheless, it seems to provide important information especially in terms of the factors that may contribute to this irreproducibility and corresponding solutions. Interestingly, amongst the 11 approaches to improving reproducibility in science, the most endorsed were categories “More robust experimental design”, “better statistics” and “better mentorship” while the lowest ranked item was „journal checklists“. Read more.

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