A Question of Trust: Fixing the Replication Crisis

The Guardian:

Human beings are born to communicate with each other. Communication involves both trust and vigilance. We constantly monitor how reliable the information is and how trustworthy the person is who has provided the information.

So what about information we get from scientists? Psychology has recently provided material that could figure in a crime scene investigation story. This is not a story about scientific fraud, but about the failure to replicate experiments. This is serious because replication is the gold standard by which we know if we can trust a result.

Read the whole story: The Guardian

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