Scientific research can be a cutthroat business, with undue pressure to publish quickly, first, and frequently. PLOS Biology is now formalizing a policy whereby manuscripts that confirm or extend a recently published study are eligible for consideration.
Reproducible research includes sharing data and code. The reproducibility policy at the journal Biostatistics rewards articles with badges for data and code sharing. This study investigates the effect of badges at increasing reproducible research, specifically, data and code sharing, at Biostatistics.
Nearly 100 Scientists Spent 2 Months on Google Docs to Redefine the P-Value
A new paper recommends that the label “statistically significant” be dropped altogether; instead, researchers should describe and justify their decisions about study design and interpretation of the data, including the statistical threshold.
Novelty in Science - Real Necessity or Distracting Obsession?
When rewards such as funding of grants or publication in prestigious journals emphasize novelty at the expense of testing previously published results, science risks developing cracks in its foundation.
The Neuroskeptic commentary on a new paper by Chris Drummond about the ‘reproducibility movement’. Assuming that what really matters is the testability of a given hypothesis, how fundamental is reproducibility to science?