articles tagged: peer review
why we have to abandon the popular “lone genius” narrative of science
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why we have to abandon the popular “lone genius” narrative of science

Writers constantly tell us about mavericks whose genius overturned the status quo. Their stories aren’t just wrong, they’re dangerous.

much ado about reproducing social science experiments
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much ado about reproducing social science experiments

A project to replicate studies it found problematic is running into its own replication problems and not following experimental designs.

hell hath no fury like a scientist scorned by bad peer review…
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hell hath no fury like a scientist scorned by bad peer review…

Peer review and editorial input at PLOS ONE are in trouble and scientists are very, very upset.

science is broken, long live science
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science is broken, long live science

Over-quantification and commodification of research is encouraging bad behavior and slowing down scientists.

anatomy of a politically painful fraud
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anatomy of a politically painful fraud

Michael LaCour's groundbreaking study on how just talking to an LGBT person could change homophobic attitudes was a fraud. But why did it take so longer to uncover it and what does it mean for other researchers?

when doing agenda science, threaten to sue your critics
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when doing agenda science, threaten to sue your critics

The author of the roundly criticized anti-GMO study appeared to know it wouldn't be well received, which is why he threatened to sue any vocal critic before the publication date.

when bad science, mass media, and luddism mix
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when bad science, mass media, and luddism mix

Anti-GMO activists are defending an extremely flawed study with all their bad faith rhetorical guns blazing.

why retractions aren’t really a bad thing
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why retractions aren’t really a bad thing

Don't worry about retractions or bad papers being discovered by scientists trying to build on and replicate each other's work. That's exactly how science advances.

for the good of science, publish your code?
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for the good of science, publish your code?

Publishing code used in scientific studies sounds like a good idea, but its implementation and consequences need a lot more thought first...

the amazing, gyrating theory of everything
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the amazing, gyrating theory of everything

A viral theory-of-everything manifesto is raising eyebrows of scientists and pop sci writers with one questions: how could it get published in a peer-reviewed journal?

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