Monday, January 30, 2012

Around the blogs in 80 hours

Today we have a few blog entries of interest, enjoy!

Before going on, perhaps it’s worth briefly reviewing who is hurt by the publication of flawed research. It’s not a victimless crime. Here are some of the malign consequences:
- Wasted time and resources spent by researchers trying to replicate non-findings and chasing down dead ends.
- Fake science news bumping real science news off the front page.
- When the errors and scandals come to light, a decline in the prestige of higher-quality scientific work.
- Slower progress of science, delaying deeper understanding of psychology, medicine, and other topics that we deem important enough to deserve large public research efforts..."

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