How much of the research in these journals could be reproduced?
Tobias von der Haar
It's a problem when much of what winds up in scientific journals isn't replicable, for various reasons. The research community is taking baby steps toward addressing the "reproducibility crisis."
A health worker dispenses albendazole tablets to a child on National Deworming Day in Kisumu, Kenya.
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A re-analysis of research into deworming interventions at Kenyan schools has confirmed some findings and disputed others. However, it does not take away from the programme's effectiveness.
A re-analysis of data of deworming at schools in Kenya has generated different findings.
2014 Evidence Action/Photoshare
The re-analysis of data can provide valuable new findings and it can improve transparency, accountability, and strengthen the literature that policymakers base their decisions on.