The Experiment Experiment - Planet Money
Imagine if all the research we are relying on is based on statistical anomalies...
As a nurse and someone who has been taught to rely on research - this episode terrifies me.
What it is about:
This podcast breaks down a recent study where researchers attempt to replicate research experiments that have been published in scholarly journals.
So many tenants of American culture like competition, success, and prestige may act in opposition to truth in research. Sometimes, it seems, we even accidentally lie to ourselves. I hope our academics continue to look for ways to improve the reliability of the research practitioners depend upon.