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More on the danger of bias. And a link to ScienceScape.

May 10, 2012

Ben Goldacre tweeted a link to this Nature article  By Daniel Sarewitz on research bias.  It summarizes this sense that something is the matter with how research is conducted and rewarded which, as it stands, will introduce a bias with its emphasis on positive results aond progress.  He also warns that ultimately this may also undermine peoples trust in science.  It has been said before, but it needs to be repeated again.

 

In the same tweet was a link to ScienceScape.  Don’t know much about it yet (as I have yet to sign up).  But, hey, looks interesting, and anything to make science more robust…

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