Unreliable research


The Economist takes a good look at the difficulty in "getting science right" by looking at problems with the statistics we use to measure significance, the incentives for publishers and peer reviewers, and our inattention to reproducibility. I fear some will read something like this and use it to discredit all science; I think science remains "the best game in town" and honest, healthy skepticism -- both in ourselves and in the structures that support and disseminate research -- will only make it get better.