Next Up for a Foundation’s Push to Curb Bad Science: Improving Brain Research

Some high profile scientific studies have cast substantial doubt on the veracity of, well, scientific studies. This is rather a big deal for those of us who want to believe science is the best way to find out the truth about many important things in the world. Recently, the New York Times reported on a recently completed analysis by a psychologist at the University of Virginia supported by the Laura and John Arnold Foundation. He asked 250 researchers to reproduce the results of 100 previously published psychology and social science papers—reproducibility being, of course, a core tenet of the scientific method. Okay, you’d probably expect that a few of the experiments might not work out the second time around. It was not a few. Testers were unable to reproduce a whopping…


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