Re: Human Brains Are Soft

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The first two examples in that article are weirdly inapt. Those are about spam journals and for-profit journals, which are really not at the center -- not on the periphery, even -- of current worries about replicability.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-19-15 1:23 PM
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I think it's my post that's a little off: the article is really about faith in science, but I thought the replicability stuff was more interesting.


Posted by: ogged | Link to this comment | 08-19-15 1:27 PM
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Science is hard

This is all about the social sciences, isn't it?

Physics, astronomy, and chemistry are still easy, aren't they?


Posted by: peep | Link to this comment | 08-19-15 1:56 PM
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Surely I've mentioned previously my proposal for The Journal of Negative Results? You tried something that was logical, methods and analysis were robust, but the data didn't show what you wanted, or didn't confirm a previously reported method/result.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08-19-15 10:14 PM
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Even less likely to get careful peer review, so sort of hanging out in the grayish literature?

Worth it just to back up AllTrials anyway.


Posted by: clew | Link to this comment | 08-19-15 11:40 PM
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A journal for which I review specifically says not to judge on significance but only scientific rigor including statistical treatment and checking for manipulation including gels etc. it gets careful reviews, I just beat the shit out of a paper last week and was backed up by the second reviewer.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 08-20-15 1:32 AM
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4 is a wonderful idea for losing money, I suspect.


Posted by: chris y | Link to this comment | 08-20-15 1:52 AM
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7: cf. How Not To Find Five Dollars.


Posted by: Awl | Link to this comment | 08-20-15 3:15 AM
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All journals lose money or exploit their audience/contributors.


Posted by: Moby Hick | Link to this comment | 08-20-15 5:12 AM
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4: Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 08-20-15 6:03 AM
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The All Results Journals.

The Negative Results Journals.

Or did you mean The Journal of Irreproducable Results?


Posted by: F | Link to this comment | 08-20-15 11:48 AM
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methods and analysis were robust

The big problem is how can you be sure about this?


Posted by: F | Link to this comment | 08-20-15 11:49 AM
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