Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Links on the replicability crisis

Following yesterday's talk by Professor Paul Mills on the replicability crisis in science, here are some links on the topic.

1. Excellent write-up of the still unfolding claims of data-fabrication concerning this Lacour and Green (2014) article, which has now been retracted by Science.

2. John Bohannon, author of "Who's Afraid of Peer Review?" (2013), has a new article out on an intentionally ludicrous study he published about chocolate and weight-loss which nonetheless generated global media coverage.

3. The article that arguably kick-started the whole replication movement is the dramatically titled "Why Most Published Research Findings Are False" by Ioannidis (2005). It is now approaching 3,000 citations.

4. See the work of the Many Labs group which replicate psychological studies across many different lab environments to test their robustness (i) Many Labs 1 (ii) Many Labs 2 (iii) Many Labs 3. There is also movement within behavioural economics to test the replicability of old economics results using prediction markets.

5. The always excellent Data Colada blog recently examined an attempt to replicate the study that inspired a TED Talk on power posing which has been viewed 26 million times.

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