Metrics News

  • Facilitating Reproducibility

    Apr 05, 2016
    Stanford University Libraries Blog

    Amy E Hodge
    Many scientists are making the reproducibility of their research a much higher priority these days than they used to. But it's a time consuming task, which means that many are searching for tools and workflows to help facilitate their efforts.
  • Failure is Moving Science Forward

    Mar 28, 2016

    Christie Aschwanden
    The replication crisis is a sign that science is working.
  • Why Science Would Benefit From Being Self-refereed

    Mar 28, 2016

    Ivan Oransky
    Adam Marcus
    Anyone who has ever played pickup basketball knows, allowing players to call fouls on themselves works pretty well to keep the court clean. So what about in science?
  • A review of p-values in the biomedical literature from 1990 to 2015 shows that these widely misunderstood statistics are being used increasingly, instead of better metrics of effect size or uncertainty.
  • An Unhealthy Obsession with P-values is Ruining Science

    Mar 21, 2016
    Vox Media

    Julia Belluz
    Over the past couple of years, Stanford meta-researcher John Ioannidis and several colleagues have been working on a paper that should make any nerd think twice about p-values, those tests of statistical significance that are now commonly perceived as a signal of a study's worth.