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Digital Science Unveils Report on Reproducibility and Falsifiability in Research
Digital Science published a report, “Making Science Better: Reproducibility, Falsifiability and the Scientific Method,” which addresses the “appropriate documentation and sharing of research data, clear analysis and processes, and the sharing of code,” among other topics. It also “looks at the current state of reproducibility in 2019, as well as the importance of falsifiability in the research process.” Key findings include the following:
- All research stakeholders have a responsibility to make their work both reproducible and falsifiable. Reproducible: so that anyone can follow the stated method and reach the same conclusions; and falsifiable: so that the method used can appropriately test the hypothesis.
- While not all research materials need to be accessible due to confidentiality and/or anonymity, achieving adequate transparency is essential to reproducibility.
- The research paper should be a route to test and recreate the research that has been carried out. This is the basis of the scientific method.
- Falsifiability is an integral part of the research process. It adds credibility to research and allows further work to build on solid foundations.
For more information, read the press release.
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