One question, many answers

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When you give multiple teams of researchers the same question and data, it's not uncommon to get different results


References my recent paper "Non-Standard Errors"

Period20 Sept 2022

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Media contributions

  • TitleOne question, many answers
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletNew Things Under The Sun
    Media typeWeb
    DescriptionScience is commonly understood as being a lot more certain than it is. Single studies - especially in the social sciences - are not certain. In the 2010s, it has become clear that a lot of studies (maybe the majority) do not replicate. The failure of studies to replicate is often blamed (not without evidence) on a bias towards publishing new and exciting results. Consciously or subconsciously, that leads scientists to employ shaky methods that get them the results they want, but which don’t deliver reliable results. 
    Producer/AuthorMatt Clancy
    PersonsSean Foley