Metrics News

  • A Stanford Medicine interview with our own Stelios Serghiou
  • John Ioannidis discusses the recent proposal to lower P value thresholds to .005
  • Meta-research is the study of research itself: its methods, reporting, reproducibility, evaluation, and incentives. Given that science is the key driver of human progress, improving the efficiency of scientific investigation and yielding more credible and more useful research results can translate to major benefits. The research enterprise grows very fast. Both new opportunities for knowledge and innovation and new threats to validity and scientific integrity emerge. Old biases abound, and new ones continuously appear as novel disciplines emerge with different standards and challenges. Meta-research uses an interdisciplinary approach to study, promote, and defend robust science. Major disruptions are likely to happen in the way we pursue scientific investigation, and it is important to ensure that these disruptions are evidence based.
  • It’s wrong to dismiss preprint repositories as the junkyards of science, warns Ioannidis.
  • Warum sind die meisten Studien falsch, Herr Ioannidis?

    Jun 19, 2017
    Die Zeit

    Christoph Drösser
    Der Medizinstatistiker ist der größte Kritiker halbgarer Forschung. Immer wieder rechnet er seinen Kollegen vor, wie häufig in wissenschaftlichen Studien geschlampt und getrickst wird.