Beware performative reproducibility

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I worry that, by adopting the trappings of reproducibility, poor-quality work can look as if it has engaged in best practices. The problem is that sloppy work is driven by a scientific culture that overemphasizes exciting findings. When funders and journals reward showy claims at the expense of rigorous methods and reproducible results, reforms to change practice could become self-defeating. Helpful new practices, rules and policies are transformed into meaningless formalities on the way to continuing to grab headlines at any cost.



07/07/2021, 11:20

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Tags: oa.reproducibility oa.preregistration oa.open_science oa.openwashing oa.arnold_foundation oa.culture

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07/07/2021, 15:20

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07/06/2021, 11:20