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The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scie

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:02 am

The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270 scientists

...We heard back from 270 scientists all over the world, including graduate students, senior professors, laboratory heads, and Fields Medalists. They told us that, in a variety of ways, their careers are being hijacked by perverse incentives. The result is bad science.

The scientific process, in its ideal form, is elegant: Ask a question, set up an objective test, and get an answer. Repeat. Science is rarely practiced to that ideal. But Copernicus believed in that ideal. So did the rocket scientists behind the moon landing.

But nowadays, our respondents told us, the process is riddled with conflict. Scientists say they’re forced to prioritize self-preservation over pursuing the best questions and uncovering meaningful truths.

"I feel torn between asking questions that I know will lead to statistical significance and asking questions that matter," says Kathryn Bradshaw, a 27-year-old graduate student of counseling at the University of North Dakota.

http://www.vox.com/2016/7/14/12016710/s ... ew-process
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Re: The 7 biggest problems facing science, according to 270

Postby Tom Nolette » Mon Jul 18, 2016 7:26 am

and for a little fun and perspective on " latest reports"

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Scientific Studies (HBO)
https://youtu.be/0Rnq1NpHdmw
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Postby Tom Nolette » Thu Jul 21, 2016 8:31 am

here's a good example made, this time outcome for writer ego vs grant dollars

https://intensivedietarymanagement.com/ ... -buy-clue/
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