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Fri, May 2, 2014 -- 9:00 AM

How Reliable Are Scientific Studies?


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In response to growing concern over flawed research practices, Stanford University has created a new center dedicated to studying and improving the process of research itself. We'll talk about the most common scientific shortcomings, proposed solutions and how to judge whether research is reliable.

Host: Dave Iverson

Guests:

  • John Ioannidis, professor of medicine at Stanford University and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS)
  • Steven Goodman, professor of medicine at Stanford University and co-director of METRICS
  • Barbara Spellman, professor of law at the University of Virginia and editor-in-chief of "Perspectives on Psychological Science"

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