If you'd like a look under the hood of a lot of research publications, go over to Twitter and check the #OverlyHonestMethods tag. You're sure to find your own sins on display, things like: "Mostly it goes 43%, but once it went 95%. We reported the 95%." And "We used [this program] because doesn't everybody else?". How about "We used a modified version of Dr. Ididitfirst's apparatus, because we couldn't figure out how to make an exact replica" or "For details see Supp.
Upgrades to the Facility for Advanced Accelerator Experimental Tests—including a new 10-terawatt laser—will assist in R&D for new methods of particle acceleration. Just over a year after opening its beam to researchers from around t... Read Post
Scientists are dropping their euphemisms, in a discussion about #overlyhonestmethods. The discussion is happening in that den of conversation and twaddle called “twitter”. These are translations into blunt words about how some peop... Read Post