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Failure Is Moving Science Forward

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In un lungo articolo su Five Thirty Eight, Christie Aschwanden sostiene che la “crisi della riproducibilità” non è una brutta notizia per la scienza, ma anzi la conferma che il metodo scientifico funziona.

Psychology, biomedicine and numerous other fields of science have fallen into a crisis of confidence recently, after seminal findings could not be replicated in subsequent studies. These widespread problems with reproducibility underscore a problem that I discussed here last year – namely, that science is really, really hard. Even relatively straightforward questions cannot be definitively answered in a single study, and the scientific literature is riddled with results that won’t stand up. This is the way science works – it’s a process of becoming less wrong over time.


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