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Troubling Trends in Scientific Software Use
"Software pervades every domain of science (1–3), perhaps nowhere more decisively than in modeling. In key scientific areas of great societal importance, models and the software that implement them define both how science is done and what science is done (4, 5). Across all science, this dependence has led to concerns around the need for open access to software (6, 7), centered on the reproducibility of research (1, 8–10). From fields such as high-performance computing, we learn key insights and best practices for how to develop, standardize, and implement software (11). Open and systematic approaches to the development of software are essential for all sciences. But for many scientists this is not sufficient. We describe problems with the adoption and use of scientific software."
science  repetition  reproduction  software  open-source  sharing 
may 2013 by tsuomela
Churnalism Search
"Ever wonder if the news story you're reading is a product of real journalism or just a spin off of another story posted elsewhere? Discover the journalism you can trust and what you should question."
tool  online  journalism  news  plagiarism  repetition  pressrelease 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Portal Run My Code
RunMyCode is a web service providing computer codes in the fields of economics and business.

This service is based on the innovative concept of a companion website associated with a scientific publication.

The codes are run on a computer cloud server and the results are immediately displayed to the user.
open-data  repetition  social-science  cloud  computing  data-curation 
june 2012 by tsuomela
Is Psychology About to Come Undone? - Percolator - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"If you’re a psychologist, the news has to make you a little nervous–particularly if you’re a psychologist who published an article in 2008 in any of these three journals: Psychological Science, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, or the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Because, if you did, someone is going to check your work. A group of researchers have already begun what they’ve dubbed the Reproducibility Project, which aims to replicate every study from those three journals for that one year. "
science  reproduction  repetition  verification  psychology  social-science  social-psychology  research 
april 2012 by tsuomela
Harvard Case Against Marc Hauser Is Hard to Define - NYTimes.com
"Disagreements over the appropriate method are quite common in the animal cognition field, as is evident in the fact that some of the most spectacular experiments cannot be repeated. Disagreements over method also seem to have been involved in at least some of the five cases involving differences between Dr. Hauser and his students."
science  ethics  fraud  repetition  positivism  philosophy  methodology  experiments  expertise  animal-behavior  cognition  biology 
october 2010 by tsuomela

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