Improving Scientific Research

A Reality Check for Scientific Studies? by American Council on Science and Health.”
Scientific investigation relies on the publication of peer-reviewed studies to communicate advances in research, including medical research. Over the course of the last decade, however, several important paradigms have been found baseless. Now, a new project, the “Reproducibility Initiative,” announced last Tuesday by the company Science Exchange, will provide researchers with an opportunity to replicate their studies in order to double-check the validity of their results. The initiative is promising, in that it aims to combat the apparently growing trend of publishing studies that are later found to be invalid. Read the full article in ACSH Dispatch.

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