Open Science and Replication Crisis

Open Science Initiatives / Science replication crisis / Credibility revolution: Moving forward / Promoting open-access science / Podcast episodes

 

The year 2011 introduced first signs that something is very wrong about the way we’ve been doing science, but it took till about 2016 with failures of mass replication projects for us to begin to understand just how bad things are.

I have since committed to trying to better understand the situation (coined “replication/reproducibility crisis”) and to try and promote solutions to overcome inherent problems (coined “credibility revolution”).

 

In this page is a collection of easy-to-understand videos summarizing the main issues, and that appears below some of the open-science initiatives and education that I am personally involved in.

Open science education and initiatives

Yet issues go far deeper, and to learn more you can see some of the following resources I developed over time:


Open-science initiatives that I’m involved in or track closely:

 

For more initiatives, see PSA Meta-research hub

 

 

Replication / reproducibility crisis

I support the Open Science movement, and recommend any scholar in any discipline to educate themselves about the advances in science, problems and solutions. Here are some quick simplified videos to get you up to date on the problems as of 2016. I try to keep track of articles on my WIKI. You are welcome to read more about my related work on pre-registered replications and meta-analyses.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Issues with stats

To better understand how we test things in science (and psychology) using statistics, PBS has a good intro “Prediction by the Numbers” that discusses statistics, what Null Hypothesis Significance Testing (NHST) p-values are (some term as the “significance threshold”), possible biases in inferences, and the associated issues with NHST and p-values that have contributed to the current ongoing crisis.

 

 

Credibility Revolution: Moving forward

For a more scientific in-depth lecture, Brian Nosek of the Center of Open Science does a great job with this talk:

 

 

 

Promoting open-access science

This movie is a good summary of the issue – Paywall: The Business of Scholarship

 

 

Podcasts on open-science and replication crisis

 

Recommended online courses about statistics and science