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Science is broken - talk and background

I gave a talk at the 34C3 congress: Science is broken

34C3 talk

Video downloads at, Youtube version, Slides

Here's a list of related interesting links for people who want to learn more about these issues.

Is most published research wrong? (Video)
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False, John P. A. Ioannidis, PLOS
Reproducibility and Improving Research Practices (Video, BIH annual special lecture, John Ioannidis)

Precognition / fortune telling study
Feeling the future: Experimental evidence for anomalous retroactive influences on cognition and affect., Daryl Bem
Daryl Bem Proved ESP Is Real. Which means science is broken (Slate)
Publication bias and the failure of replication in experimental psychology, Francis 2012, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review

Replication crisis in Psychology
Reconstruction of a Train Wreck: How Priming Research Went off the Rails
Estimating the Reproducibility of Psychological Science
Reproducibility Project: Psychology (Open Science Framework)

Green consumption study / Moral licensing
Do Green Products Make Us Better People? Mazar, Zhong, 2009, Psychological Science
Green consumption does not make people cheat: Three replications of a moral licensing experiment, Urban, Bahník, Kohlová, PsyArXiv, 2017

Replication in preclinical cancer studies
Drug development: Raise standards for preclinical cancer research, Begley, Ellis, 2012, Nature
Cancer reproducibility project releases first results, Nature, 2017
Reproducibility Project: Cancer Biology

Drug trials
What doctors don't know about the drugs they prescribe, Ben Goldacre (TED talk)
AllTrials campaign
COMPARE - Tracking switched outcomes in clinical trials

Early Publication Bias research
Publication Decisions and their Possible Effects on Inferences Drawn from Tests of Significance—or Vice Versa, Theodore Sterling, American Statistical ssociation, 1959
Publication Decisions Revisited: The Effect of the Outcome of Statistical Tests on the Decision to Publish and Vice Versa, Sterling, Rosenbaum, Weinkam

Registered Reports
Trust in science would be improved by study pre-registration (Open Letter in The Guardian, 2013)
Registered Reports (Center for Open Science)


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