Dr. David Mellor is responsible for the community sector in the Center for Open Science (COS). The COS aims to increase openness, integrity, and reproducibility of research. To do so, they provide entirely free and open-source products and services. I talked with him about the COS, open science and the future of publication.
In an earlier article I argued that lot of published research in Psychology cannot be replicated by using the exact same experimental procedure. In the following article I will take a look at which factors contribute to this situation.
I came across a study by Baker (2016), in which 1,500 scientists from multiple disciplines were asked: “Is there a reproducibility crisis?”. The result was striking: 90% of respondents stated that we do have a reproducibility crisis in science (see Figure 1). But what led so many scientist to believe that we have a problem in science? And is this believe substantial? Although the survey asked scientists in a range of disciplines (Medicine, Biology, Psychology, etc.), I will restrict my discussion to Psychology.