Efficient scientific self-correction in times of crisis

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Abstract

Science has been invaluable in combating the COVID-19 pandemic and its consequences. However, science is not flawless: especially research that is performed and written up under high time pressure may be susceptible to errors. Luckily, one of the core principles of science is its ability to self-correct. Traditionally, scientific self-correction is achieved through replication, but this takes time and resources; both of which are scarce. In this chapter, I argue for an additional, more efficient self-correction mechanism: analytical reproducibility checks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe new common
Subtitle of host publicationHow the COVID-19 pandemic is transforming society
EditorsEmile Aarts, H Fleuren, Margriet Sitskoorn, T Wilthagen
PublisherSpringer
Chapter23
Pages161-167
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-65355-2
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-65354-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021

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