The case against science

Molti osservatori concordano nell’affermare che il problema delle truffe scientifiche, delle frodi e della manipolazione dei dati stia diventando un problema strutturale della ricerca contemporanea. Le cause sono da identificare nella pressione competitiva cui sono sottoposti gli scienziati. Ma non sembra ci siano proposte valide per invertire la rotta…. #RischioPrevisioni Rischio e Previsioni, cosa ci dice la scienza sulla crisi

 

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“The case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness […] And individual scientists, including their most senior leaders, do little to alter a research culture that occasionally veers close to misconduct.”

 

Richard Horton  Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet http://www.thelancet.com Vol 385 April 11, 2015

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