Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Academic research

More and more studies are being done as to how accurate the typical academic study is. One measure of accuracy is whether the results could be replicated. One study of 100 published pieces in top psychology journals found that only 36% of the 100 were replicable. A current study of 67 papers in 13 reputable academic journals by Fed economists found that only a third of the results could be independently replicated by the researchers. So, they asked for help from the authors of the study. Guess what? Even with the help of the authors, only about half, or 49%, could be replicated.

Is the "publish or perish" syndrome dominating academic research?

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