Is there a reproducibility crisis in science?

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Is there a reproducibility crisis in science?

What is this about?

This TED talk video presents some of the main causes of the so-called "reproducibility crisis", i.e. the innability to reproduce or replicate results that have been reported in peer-reviewed scientific publications, by other than the original writters researchers.

Why is this important?

It gives the correct perspective for looking at research that is not reproducible. If we set aside the deliberate maniplation of research data, irreproducibility can stem from sloppy planning or conducting of research or from an honest mistake that has been prodiced by the mere complexity of an experiment. In other words, reliable research needs extremely cautious and honest researchers.

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