PT Inquest Episode 123: How to Fix the Weak Spots in Contemporary Science

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The scientific community has made some mistakes over the past couple decades, leading people to think many effects were much larger than they actually are, if they even existed at all! So what is the reason for this? How has the current process incentivized the publication of studies that may not be the best reflection of the truth? And what can we do about it? Turns out, there is a lot we can do about it! THIS ARTICLE IS CURRENTLY OPEN ACCESS SO FOLLOW THE LINK TO READ IT!

The Weak Spots in Contemporary Science (and How to Fix Them).
Wicherts JM.
Animals (Basel). 2017 Nov 27;7(12). pii: E90. doi: 10.3390/ani7120090.

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In the episode we also reference this wonderful overview of “replication crisis” and p-hacking from Veritasium.

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“The Science of Selling Yourself Short” by Less Than Jake
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