The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 28th, 2015
A decade ago, John P.A. Ioannidis published a provocative and much-discussed paper arguing that most published research findings are false. It’s starting to look like he was right.
The results of the Reproducibility Project
are in, and the news is not good. The goal of the project was to
attempt to replicate findings in 100 studies from three leading
psychology journals published in the year 2008. The very ambitious
endeavor, led by Brian Nosek, a professor of psychology at the University of Virginia and executive director of the Center for Open Science,
brought together more than 270 researchers who tried to follow the same
methods as the original researchers — in essence, double-checking their
work by painstakingly re-creating it.