News Articles on Scientific Practice and Scientific Dysfunction (2019)

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News Articles 2019:

January:

Reproducibility of research is critical for open science and open Britain (The Higher Education, January 5, 2019)

Innovative educational methods to enhance research integrity culture (EurekAlert!, January 8, 2019)

New ASU psychology professor studies how best to replicate scientific experiments (AUS Now, January 8, 2019)

Bullied into bad science? (Discover, January 20, 2019)

Twitter’s tampered samples: Limitation of big data sampling in social media (BMC, January 28, 2019)

In the post-truth world, we need to remember the philosophy of science (New Statements America, January 28, 2019)

Peer review could help smoke out the next Theranos (STAT, January 29, 2019)

Intellectual conflicts of interest pose hidden dangers to scientific accuracy (Onclive, January 31, 2019)

Most digital health unicorns lack peer-reviewed research data (MobiHealthNews, January 31, 2019)

Clemson workshop puts rigors of scientific publishing in perspective (Newsstand, January 31, 2019)


February:

We need to talk about systematic fraud (Nature, February 6, 2019)

Overdue: A US advisory board for research integrity (Nature, February 11, 2019)

Darpa wants to solve science’s reproducibility crisis with AI (Wired, February 15, 2019)

The replication crisis may also be a theory crisis (Ars Technica, February 16, 2019)

Machine learning is contributing to a “reproducibility crisis” within science (Technology Review, February 18, 2019)

How to Bring Prestige to Open Access- and Make Science More Reliable (The Chronicle of Higher Education, February 18, 2019)

To maintain trust in science, lose the peer review (MedScape, February 19, 2019)


March:

Research integrity and why bad science has become such a problem (Genetic Literacy Project, March 11, 2019)

Scientific Integrity Act Would Be an Important Step Forward for Science, Health (Union of Concerned Scientists, March 13, 2019)

The rise and fall of scientific authority- and how to bring it back (Nature, March 18, 2019)

‘They Have Lied for Decades’: European Parliament Scrutinise Exxon’s Climate Science Denial (Desmog, March 20, 2019)

Letter: ‘Racial Profiling Harms Science’ (Inside HigherEd, March 22, 2019)

Statistical significance should be abandoned, say scientists (The BMJ, March 25, 2019)

Let’s Start Teaching Scientists How to Withstand Attacks on Fact (Earth & Space Science News, March 25, 2019)


 

April:

Duke University’s huge misconduct fine is a reminder to reward rigour (Nature, April 02, 2019)

The replication crisis is good for science (The Conversation, April 8, 2019)

Top journals retract DNA-repair studies after misconduct probe (Nature, April 15, 2019)

Inferential Science- What Could Go Wrong? (Evolution News & Science Today,  April 15, 2019)

What is Open Science? (Technical.ly, April 18, 2019)

P-hacking and Scientific Reproducibility (MathScholar, April 20, 2019)

A Checklist Manifesto for Empirical Evaluation: a Preemptive Strike Against a Replication Crisis in Computer Science (SigArch, April 22, 2019)

False positive pathology: improving reproducibility with the next generation of pathologists (Nature, April 24 2019)

Working scientist podcast: How technology can help solve science’s reproducibility crisis (Nature, April 25, 2019)

A Meta-Analysis of Procedures to Change Implicit Measures (PysArXiv, April 26, 2019)

A Roadmap for Transparent Research in Special Education and Related Disciplines (Center for Open Science, April 26, 2019)

Has the Supreme Court Endorsed the Use of Junk Science in the Administrative State? (The Regulatory Review, April 29, 2019)

An open toolkit for tracking open science partnership implementation and impact (Gates Open Research, April 30, 2019)

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