Paper Boys

Episode 38

How bad is the Replication Crisis?

Science depends on the repeatability of experiments, but it turns out many high-profile studies are not repeatable...

The so-called Replication Crisis has plagued all areas of academia, and especially psychology, in the last few decades. The astonishing number of studies published in peer-reviewed journals that are later found not to be repeatable is a violation of one of the core tenets of the scientific method. Joining us on this episode is Ood Gallifrey of the Occultae Veritatis podcast to discuss: exactly how bad is this crisis? What started it? What can be done to fix it? (And of course many side tangents where we geek out about space and Richard Feynman.)

For a popular news story, check out the Vox article here.

Definitely recommend reading Richard Feynman’s 1974 Cal Tech commencement speech here as well.

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