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Sunday, April 22, 2012

New and disruptive feedback loops in the research world?

Validation of scientific research findings appears to be getting some traction ....
http://chronicle.com/blogs/percolator/is-psychology-about-to-come-undone/29045

They identify the Psyche File drawer (http://psychfiledrawer.org/) which allows researchers to upload their own results of replication (or attempts thereof) and view the attempts of others.


What if publication of research findings required someone else to validate your findings? What if study sections viewed replication as a critical element?

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