Sunday, October 5, 2008

Replication in Research

Just read a couple papers concerned with replicability in research. That is, authors of academic papers publishing, along with the body of their paper, the data and code used to generate their figures and come to their conclusions. The primary moral is this: not enough structure is in place to make authors prove that their methods actually work, but the technology to distribute the materials required to double-check their findings is widely available, just not widely used.

I wonder if the previous article (size confounding metrics) has been replicated?

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