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Big names in statistics want to shake up much-maligned P value

Nature, Vol. 548, No. 7665. (26 July 2017), pp. 16-17,


One of scientists’ favourite statistics — the P value — should face tougher standards, say leading researchers. [Excerpt] Science is in the throes of a reproducibility crisis, and researchers, funders and publishers are increasingly worried that the scholarly literature is littered with unreliable results. Now, a group of 72 prominent researchers is targeting what they say is one cause of the problem: weak statistical standards of evidence for claiming new discoveries. [\n] In many disciplines the significance of findings is judged by ...


Sailing from the seas of chaos into the corridor of stability: practical recommendations to increase the informational value of studies

Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, Vol. 9, No. 3. (01 May 2014), pp. 278-292,


Recent events have led psychologists to acknowledge that the inherent uncertainty encapsulated in an inductive science is amplified by problematic research practices. In this article, we provide a practical introduction to recently developed statistical tools that can be used to deal with these uncertainties when performing and evaluating research. In Part 1, we discuss the importance of accurate and stable effect size estimates as well as how to design studies to reach a corridor of stability around effect size estimates. In ...


(INRMM-MiD internal record) List of keywords of the INRMM meta-information database - part 28

(February 2014)
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List of indexed keywords within the transdisciplinary set of domains which relate to the Integrated Natural Resources Modelling and Management (INRMM). In particular, the list of keywords maps the semantic tags in the INRMM Meta-information Database (INRMM-MiD). [\n] The INRMM-MiD records providing this list are accessible by the special tag: inrmm-list-of-tags ( ). ...


Reproducibility: a tragedy of errors

Nature, Vol. 530, No. 7588. (3 February 2016), pp. 27-29,


Mistakes in peer-reviewed papers are easy to find but hard to fix, report David B. Allison and colleagues. [Excerpt: Three common errors] As the influential twentieth-century statistician Ronald Fisher (pictured) said: “To consult the statistician after an experiment is finished is often merely to ask him to conduct a post mortem examination. He can perhaps say what the experiment died of.” [\n] [...] Frequent errors, once recognized, can be kept out of the literature with targeted education and policies. Three of the most common are ...


Read before you cite!

Complex Systems, Vol. 14, No. 3. (2003), pp. 269-274


We report a method of estimating what percentage of people who cited a paper had actually read it. The method is based on a stochastic modeling of the citation process that explains empirical studies of misprint distributions in citations (which we show follows a Zipf law). Our estimate is only about 20% of citers read the original. ...


Verification of citations: fawlty towers of knowledge?

Interfaces, Vol. 38, No. 2. (April 2008), pp. 125-139,


The prevalence of faulty citations impedes the growth of scientific knowledge. Faulty citations include omissions of relevant papers, incorrect references, and quotation errors that misreport findings. We discuss key studies in these areas. We then examine citations to “Estimating nonresponse bias in mail surveys,” one of the most frequently cited papers from the Journal of Marketing Research, to illustrate these issues. This paper is especially useful in testing for quotation errors because it provides specific operational recommendations on adjusting for nonresponse ...


Academic urban legends

Social Studies of Science, Vol. 44, No. 4. (1 August 2014), pp. 638-654,


Many of the messages presented in respectable scientific publications are, in fact, based on various forms of rumors. Some of these rumors appear so frequently, and in such complex, colorful, and entertaining ways that we can think of them as academic urban legends. The explanation for this phenomenon is usually that authors have lazily, sloppily, or fraudulently employed sources, and peer reviewers and editors have not discovered these weaknesses in the manuscripts during evaluation. To illustrate this phenomenon, I draw upon ...


Research: All journals need to correct errors.

Nature, Vol. 504, No. 7478. (5 December 2013), pp. 33-33,


[Excerpt] Innocent errors are more commonplace than fraud in research papers, so they need to be identified and corrected promptly. We call for more journals to accept their responsibility to ensure that this happens. ...


What ranking journals has in common with astrology

Home About Login Register Search Current Archives Announcements Home > Vol 1, No 1 (2013) Roars Transactions, a Journal on Research Policy and Evaluation, Vol. 1, No. 1. (2013),


[excerpt] Introduction. As scientists, we all send our best work to Science or Nature – or at least we dream of one day making a discovery we deem worthy of sending there. So obvious does this hierarchy in our journal landscape appear to our intuition, that when erroneous or fraudulent work is published in ‘high- ranking’ journals, we immediately wonder how this could have happened. Isn’t work published there the best there is? Vetted by professional editors before being sent out to the most critical ...


'Conferring authorship': Biobank stakeholders' experiences with publication credit in collaborative research

PLoS ONE, Vol. 8, No. 9. (30 September 2013), pp. e76686-e76686,


Multi-collaborator research is increasingly becoming the norm in the field of biomedicine. With this trend comes the imperative to award recognition to all those who contribute to a study; however, there is a gap in the current âgold standardâ in authorship guidelines with regards to the efforts of those who provide high quality biosamples and data, yet do not play a role in the intellectual development of the final publication. We carried out interviews with 36 individuals working in, or with ...


Who's afraid of peer review?

Science (New York, N.Y.), Vol. 342, No. 6154. (04 October 2013), pp. 60-65,


Dozens of open-access journals targeted in an elaborate Science sting accepted a spoof research article, raising questions about peer-review practices in much of the open-access world. ...


Commentary: Never trust your word processor

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education, Vol. 37, No. 6. (1 November 2009), pp. 377-377,


In this article, the author talks about the auto correction mode of word processors that leads to a number of problems and describes an example in biochemistry exams that shows how word processors can lead to mistakes in databases and in papers. The author contends that, where this system is applied, spell checking should not be left to a word processor. ...


On the embedding phase of the Hopcroft and Tarjan planarity testing algorithm

In Algorithmica, Vol. 16, No. 2. (1996), pp. 233-242,


We give a detailed description of the embedding phase of the Hopcroft and Tarjan planarity testing algorithm. The embedding phase runs in linear time. An implementation based on this paper can be found in [MMN]. ...


Erratum: A test of corrections for extraneous signals in gridded surface temperature data

Climate Research, Vol. 26 (2004), pp. 159-173


There was a mistake in the command file used to compute the results in our paper (McKitrick & Michaels 2004). The formula for computing cosine of absolute latitude (COSABLAT) takes the angle in radians, but our data were entered in degrees. We have corrected this and produced new versions of the affected tables. Table 4 below, showing the central results of the paper, displays the original and corrected columns side-by-side for ease of comparison. Tables 5 to 8 are presented in corrected versions only. As is evident in Table 4, except ...


Corrigendum: Corrigendum to "A tailored solver for bifurcation analysis of ocean-climate models" [J. Comput. Phys. 227 (2007) 654-679]

J. Comput. Phys., Vol. 228, No. 13. (20 July 2009), pp. 4962-4964,


This corrigendum contains a correction to some of the results in the article ‘‘A tailored solver for bifurcation analysis of ocean-climate models” [2], in which it was demonstrated how the specific mathematical structure of the equations govern- ing oceanic flow can be exploited to build an efficient linear system solver for use in a continuation method. Compared to earlier work (e.g. [4]), an additional novelty was the implementation of the small slope approximation to Redi [3] isoneutral diffusion and Gent–McWilliams [1] ...


One in four citations in marine biology papers is inappropriate

Marine Ecology Progress Series, Vol. 408 (03 June 2010), pp. 299-303,


Citing sources that do not support the assertion being made can misinform readers, perpetuate mistakes and deny credit to the researchers who should have been acknowledged. To quantify citation fidelity in marine biology, we retrieved 198 papers from 2 recent issues of 33 marine biology journals. From each paper we randomly selected 1 citation, recovered the source material, and evaluated its appropriateness. We discovered that the assertion was ‘clearly supported’ by the citation in only 75.8% of cases, the support was ...


Hidden dangers of a citation culture

Ethics in Science and Environmental Politics, Vol. 8 (03 June 2008), pp. 13-16,


The influence of the journal impact factor and the effect of a ‘citation culture’ on science and scientists have been discussed extensively (Lawrence 2007; Curr Biol 17:R583–585). Neverthe- less, many still believe that the number of citations a paper receives provides some measure of its quality. This belief may be unfounded, however, as there are 2 substantial areas of error that can distort a citation count or any metric based on a citation count. One is the deliberate manipulation of the ...

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