To err is human. Scientists being human, they make
mistakes. Many if not most of the rules for doing science are designed to weed
out mistakes. Reproducibility and replicability are recogniz...
In a recent blog post, Titus Brown asks if software is a primary product of science, and basically says "no" (but do read the post for the details). A blog-post length reply by Daniel Katz comes to...
While reading the final report of the reproducibility workshop at XSEDE14, I noticed a statement that I encounter frequently in discussions about reproducible research:
"One general consensus was ...
The importance of reproducibility in computational science is being more and more recognized, which I think is a good sign. However, I also notice a lot of confusion about what reproducibility mean...
Altmetrics is one of the hotly debated topics in the Open Science movement today. In summary, the idea is that traditional bibliometric measures (citation counts, impact factors, h factors, ...) ar...
Big science is on the rise. Recent endeavors, such as the Large Hadron Collider and the Human Genome Project, illustrate the rise in large-scale scientific inquiries. To assess whether big science ...
The ‘reproducibility crisis’ in science
appears to be a widespread problem that may have its roots in the ‘publish or
perish’ culture of the contemporary academy. Facilitated by a well-developed
The Same Thing Over and Over
When scientists fail to reproduce the results of multiple
experiments the support previously provided for theories breaks down. This is a
modern phenomenon in sc...
If science were
perfect, there would be nothing left to explore or critique. So, irreproducible
science serves two functions: to scientists, it represents an opportunity to
improve or discover new ...