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Reproducibility of research

Postby Joseph Malkevitch » Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:18 pm

Dear Colleagues,

In some areas of knowledge "algorithms" have been developed to suggest, for example, that some teaching method is better than others or that some drug is better than an existing drug. The idea is that you do some experiment and then use "statistics" to try to argue that what you have done shows that something is real rather than being noise.

Recently, people who have tried to reproduce results that have been "published" have sometimes had trouble showing that the original results did in fact hold.

Here is a recent article that discusses some of the issues: ... 7.full.pdf


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