Posted by: bluesyemre | December 8, 2017

#ScientificPapers need better feedback systems

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Richard Price explains why academic papers need a better feedback system
Renaud Vigourt

Somewhere between 65 and 90 per cent of biomedical literature is considered non-reproducible. This means that if you try to reproduce an experiment described in a given paper, 65 to 90 per cent of the time you won’t get the same findings. We call this the reproducibility crisis.

The issue became live thanks to a study by Glenn Begley, who ran the oncology department at Amgen, a pharmaceutical company. In 2011, Begley decided to try to reproduce findings in 53 foundational papers in oncology: highly cited papers published in the top journals. He was unable to reproduce 47 of them – 89 per cent1.

http://www.wired.co.uk/article/science-academic-papers-review


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