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.
Following a three-year study using more than 2,800 mice, a University of Missouri researcher was not able to replicate a series of previous studies by another research group investigating the controversial chemical BPA. The MU study... Read Post
The Wall Street Journal has a very good page-one story today reporting on how most peer-reviewed medical studies can't be reproduced by other researchers. Reproducibility is the foundation of all modern research, the standard by whi... Read Post