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Statistical challenges in assessing and fostering the reproducibility of scientific results : summary of a workshop / Michelle Schwalbe, rapporteur ; Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, Board on Mathematical Sciences and Their Applications, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

Author/creator Schwalbe, Michelle rapporteur.
Other author/creatorNational Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, issuing body.
Other author/creatorStatistical Challenges in Assessing and Fostering the Reproducibility of Scientific Results (Workshop) (2015 : Washington, D.C.)
Format Electronic and Book
Publication Info Washington, DC : The National Academies Press, [2016]
Description1 online resource (1 PDF file (xii, 119 pages)) : illustrations
Supplemental Content Direct link to resource
Subject(s)
Contents Pages:1 to 25; Pages:26 to 50; Pages:51 to 75; Pages:76 to 100; Pages:101 to 125; Pages:126 to 133
Summary Questions about the reproducibility of scientific research have been raised in numerous settings and have gained visibility through several high-profile journal and popular press articles. Quantitative issues contributing to reproducibility challenges have been considered (including improper data measurement and analysis, inadequate statistical expertise, and incomplete data, among others), but there is no clear consensus on how best to approach or to minimize these problems. A lack of reproducibility of scientific results has created some distrust in scientific findings among the general public, scientists, funding agencies, and industries. While studies fail for a variety of reasons, many factors contribute to the lack of perfect reproducibility, including insufficient training in experimental design, misaligned incentives for publication and the implications for university tenure, intentional manipulation, poor data management and analysis, and inadequate instances of statistical inference. The workshop summarized in this report was designed not to address the social and experimental challenges but instead to focus on the latter issues of improper data management and analysis, inadequate statistical expertise, incomplete data, and difficulties applying sound statistic inference to the available data. Many efforts have emerged over recent years to draw attention to and improve reproducibility of scientific work. This report uniquely focuses on the statistical perspective of three issues: the extent of reproducibility, the causes of reproducibility failures, and the potential remedies for these failures.
Bibliography noteIncludes bibliographical references.
Funding informationThis workshop was supported by Grant No. DMS-1351163 between the National Academies of Sciences and the National Science Foundation. Any opinions, findings, or conclusions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.
Source of descriptionOnline resource; title from PDF title page (viewed July 28, 2016).
Issued in other formErscheint auch als: Druck-Ausgabe Statistics, Committee on Applied and Theoretical. Statistical Challenges in Assessing and Fostering the Reproducibility of Scientific Results . Summary of a Workshop
ISBN9780309392020
ISBN0309392020
ISBN9780309392037
ISBN0309392039

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