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Reproducibility of Scientific Results

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[New Entry by Fiona Fidler and John Wilcox on December 3, 2018.] The terms "reproducibility crisis" and "replication crisis" gained currency in conversation and in print over the last decade (e.g., Pashler a Wagenmakers 2012), as disappointing results emerged from large scale reproducibility projects in various medical, life and behavioural sciences (e.g., Open Science Collaboration, OSC 2015). In 2016, a poll conducted by the journal Nature reported that more than half (52%) of scientists surveyed believed science was facing a "replication...

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