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Reproducibility: The EQUATOR Network and reporting guidelines

Increasing awareness of the lack of reproducibility in research has prompted many scientists and other professionals to develop strategies to improve research reproducibility. One key reason why there is so much waste in biomedical research is because many reports of research are incomplete or inaccurate. One group that has endeavoured improve the reporting of health research by developing reporting guidelines

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Strategies to improve research reproducibility

I recently highlighted a symposium that was held to improve the reproducibility of biomedical research. The published report includes a discussion on strategies that can help improve research practice and research reproducibility. Statistics: continuing education opportunities Stakeholders at the conference highlighted the need for continuing education opportunities in statistics. Continuing education should focus on examples and case studies that are

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Poor statistical practices in a leading neuroscience journal

Earlier this year, I was asked to review a manuscript for the Journal of Neurophysiology. I was struck by the use of the standard error of the mean (SEM) to summarize data variability, the selective reporting of exact (e.g., p=0.067) and non-exact (p<0.05) p-values and the interpretation of non-significant results (e.g., p=0.067) as statistically significant. Because the Journal of Neurophysiology

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Reproducibility and reliability of biomedical research

In April 2015, a symposium was held on how to improve the reproducibility of biomedical research. It was attended by scientists from research institutions, funding bodies and scientific journals. A report summarizing the symposium was published in November of last year. A very readable document, the report discusses various factors that contribute to poor reproducibility, as well as various recommendations

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