“What Does Scientific Reproducibility Mean, Anyway?”


The Watchdogs at STAT, Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, dive into the replication crisis in medicine and psychology ask wonder, “what does reproducibility really mean anyway?” “The heart of the confusion, the authors wrote, is that many scientists have come to think of reproducibility — or replicability, reliability, robustness, or generalizability — as ends in themselves. But in fact, these terms, each of which have subtly different meanings, end up being imprecise stand-ins for a broader term: ‘truth.’”

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