[R] OT: The topic of reproducibility in the media

Jim Lemon jim at bitwrit.com.au
Sat Oct 26 12:18:13 CEST 2013

On 10/26/2013 07:06 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote:
> Dear all,
> I know that reproducibility is a big concern for the R community, so
> it may be interesting to some of the readers on this list that The
> Economist recently ran a series of articles denouncing the alarming
> number of shoddy and non-reproducible published papers:
> http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21588069-scientific-research-has-changed-world-now-it-needs-change-itself-how-science-goes-wrong
> http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21588057-scientists-think-science-self-correcting-alarming-degree-it-not-trouble
> They even went as far as stating that "most published scientific
> research is probably false":
> http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2013/10/daily-chart-2
> Anyways, food for thought for the weekend. Regards,
> Liviu
Thanks, Liviu. Now I don't feel so bad about getting really grouchy with 
the stats in some of the papers I review.


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