Is science really facing a reproducibility crisis, and do we need it to?

Daniele Fanelli*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Efforts to improve the reproducibility and integrity of science are typically justified by a narrative of crisis, according to which most published results are unreliable due to growing problems with research and publication practices. This article provides an overview of recent evidence suggesting that this narrative is mistaken, and argues that a narrative of epochal changes and empowerment of scientists would be more accurate, inspiring, and compelling.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2628-2631
Number of pages4
JournalProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
Volume115
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 13 Mar 2018

Keywords

  • Bias
  • Crisis
  • Integrity
  • Misconduct
  • Reproducible research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

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