21 APR 2014 by ideonexus

 Faith-Based Empiricism

Before you judge the analogy with theology as being too harsh, conduct the followingexperiment. Randomly select one of your own publications from a year or two ago and think about what would be involved in reproducingthe results. How longwould it take, assumingyou would be able to do it? If you can’t reproduce those results, why do you believe them? Why should your readers? Our inability to reproduce results leads to a debilitatingparadox, where we as reviewers and readers accept highly em...
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So much important information is left out of journal articles that often the results are not reproducible.