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  • Meet the ‘data thugs’ out to expose shoddy and questionable research

    http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/...et_cid=1850952
    Jo Bowyer
    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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    • Psychological Placebo and Nocebo Effects on Pain Rely on Expectation and Previous Experience

      http://www.jpain.org/article/S1526-5...925-6/fulltext

      Highlights

      The authors introduced a purely psychological, non-pharmacological placebo-nocebo paradigm.


      A combined manipulation of experience and expectation led to a significant modulation of pain.


      Even abstract treatments might alter the perception of pain.


      The authors' manipulation induced stronger nocebo than placebo responses.


      The results demonstrate the need for further research on the prevention of nocebo effects.
      Jo Bowyer
      Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
      "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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      • Seventeen volunteers let this worm live inside them to help defeat a dangerous disease

        http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/...et_cid=1864988

        Yeurch!!!!! and huge kudos to the volunteers.
        Jo Bowyer
        Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
        "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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        • New tool looks for signs of image doctoring

          https://retractionwatch.com/2018/03/...age-doctoring/
          Jo Bowyer
          Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
          "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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          • What if we could scan for image duplication the way we check for plagiarism?

            https://retractionwatch.com/2018/04/...or-plagiarism/
            Jo Bowyer
            Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
            "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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            • Patient-important outcomes in systematic reviews: Poor quality of evidence

              http://journals.plos.org/plosone/art...l.pone.0195460
              Jo Bowyer
              Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
              "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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              • Retraction Watch: How often do scientists who commit misconduct do it again?

                https://retractionwatch.com/2018/04/...t-do-it-again/
                Jo Bowyer
                Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                • Nature says it wants to publish replication attempts. So what happened when a group of authors submitted one to Nature Neuroscience?

                  https://retractionwatch.com/2018/05/...-neuroscience/
                  Jo Bowyer
                  Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                  "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                  • Survey says: A researcher wasn’t sure if he needed to correct a paper. So he created a poll.

                    https://retractionwatch.com/2018/05/...reated-a-poll/
                    Jo Bowyer
                    Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                    "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

                    Comment


                    • Before reproducibility must come preproducibility

                      https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05256-0



                      Our lack of a precise vocabulary — in particular the fact that we don’t have a word for ‘you didn’t tell me what you did in sufficient detail for me to check it’ — contributes to the crisis of scientific reproducibility. In computational science, ‘reproducible’ often means that enough information is provided to allow a dedicated reader to repeat the calculations in the paper for herself. In biomedical disciplines, ‘reproducible’ often means that a different lab, starting the experiment from scratch, would get roughly the same experimental result.


                      The distinction between a preproducible scientific report and current common practice is like the difference between a partial list of ingredients and a recipe. To bake a good loaf of bread, it isn’t enough to know that it contains flour. It isn’t even enough to know that it contains flour, water, salt and yeast. The brand of flour might be omitted from the recipe with advantage, as might the day of the week on which the loaf was baked. But the ratio of ingredients, the operations, their timing and the temperature of the oven cannot.

                      Given preproducibility — a ‘scientific recipe’ — we can attempt to make a similar loaf of scientific bread. If we follow the recipe but do not get the same result, either the result is sensitive to small details that cannot be controlled, the result is incorrect or the recipe was not precise enough (things were omitted to disadvantage).

                      Depending on the discipline, preproducibility might require information about materials (including organisms and their care), instruments and procedures; experimental design; raw data at the instrument level; algorithms used to process the raw data; computational tools used in analyses, including any parameter settings or ad hoc choices; code, processed data and software build environments; or analyses that were tried and abandoned.
                      Jo Bowyer
                      Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                      "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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                      • CAN AUDITING SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH HELP FIX ITS REPRODUCIBILITY CRISIS?

                        https://psmag.com/news/can-auditing-...ibility-crisis
                        Jo Bowyer
                        Chartered Physiotherapist Registered Osteopath.
                        "Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing,there is a field. I'll meet you there." Rumi

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