Gilead’s drug Remdesivir showed preliminary positive results in clinical trials. But what is this drug and how, exactly, does it work?
Researchers rarely collect information that lets them to compare their results with what was believed beforehand. If they did, it could help spot new or important findings more readily.
Two prestigious journals have suggested abandoning the traditional test of the strength of a study’s results. But a statistician worries that this would make science worse.
Studies in psychology cannot be replicated in the same way as in other fields. But technology could change that.
Bad research techniques have called into question the results of many psychology studies. Fixing the problem starts with making sure students don’t pick up bad habits.
Scientists have a big problem: Many psychological studies don’t hold up to scrutiny. Is it time to redefine statistical significance?
Increasingly sophisticated technology allows us to make close-to-perfect copies of everything from paintings to burial chambers. Can a replica bring artefacts to new audiences?
Editors of ten authoritative workplace journals amend their publishing criteria to address publication bias.
A US Federal Reserve paper has come to the alarming conclusion that economics research is usually not replicable.
The field of psychology is trying to absorb a recent big study that was able to replicate only 36 out of 100 major research papers. That finding is an issue, but maybe not for the reason you think.