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Bruno: The Reproducibility of Educational Research

There's been a lot of buzz recently for The Reproducibility Project: an effort by a group of researchers to attempt to reproduce the results of every study published in several prominent journals of psychology over the course of a year. Reproducibility is something that's underrated - and disincentivized - in science generally, so this has the potential to be important work.
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Persistent insomnia and increased mortality risk

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (6 hours ago)

A connection between persistent insomnia and increased inflammation and mortality has been identified by a group of researchers from the University of Arizona. Their study, published in The American Journal of Medicine, found that p... Read Post

New development in cancer research scandal

Academics : The Endeavour (last month)

My interest in the Anil Potti scandal started when my former colleagues could not reproduce the analysis in one of Potti’s papers. (Actually, they did reproduce the analysis, at great effort, in the sense of forensically determining... Read Post

A Victory for Psychological Research

Academics : Percolator (last year)

Researchers are encouraged by newly released results of a project that successfully replicated 10 of 13 psychological studies. The project, conducted by a large international consortium, was set up in response to findings in recent ... Read Post


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