I ended a recent essay on surviving the misinformation age by mentioning articles that have drawn attention to the problem that a lot of published research cannot be replicated. 815 more words
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Every now and again, you see a critique of a manuscript that brings you up short and makes you go “Huh”.
A student of mine defended her thesis a while ago, and one of her examiners commented on one of her chapters that “the Results section is too short” 757 more words
Once, a fellow scientist told me that their lab had published lots of papers without using the right controls for their experiments. What’s more, they said they’d tried to repeat the experiments later, but were never able to get the same results as in the paper. 1,745 more words