The Experiment Experiment

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. 

My Tidbit:

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.

I hope you enjoy!