The systematic replication of other researchers’ work should be a normal part of science. That is the main message of the Academy advisory report ‘Replication studies – Improving reproducibility in the empirical sciences’, published on 15 January 2018.
Novelty in Science - Real Necessity or Distracting Obsession?
When rewards such as funding of grants or publication in prestigious journals emphasize novelty at the expense of testing previously published results, science risks developing cracks in its foundation.
The Neuroskeptic commentary on a new paper by Chris Drummond about the ‘reproducibility movement’. Assuming that what really matters is the testability of a given hypothesis, how fundamental is reproducibility to science?
A New ‘Accelerator’ Aims to Bring Big Science to Psychology
Psychology initiative aims to engage dozens of laboratories around the world in large-scale studies, since the “tentative, preliminary results” produced by small studies conducted in relatively isolated laboratories “just aren’t getting the job done."