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Stephen Downes

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This article summarizes the points made by a longer article of the same title published in Nature. It alludes to the previously discovered 'reproducibility crisis' in science, and calls for a series of measures to ensure scientific and (especially) statistical rigour and respectability. Educators will be familiar with the two-pronged solution they proposed: first, training (and especially 'rigorous' training in research methods), and second, rewards (including 'badges'). Why they thought these were the things that would solve the problem escapes me. From where I sit, the problems are the result of social and structural issues, not the individual failings of researchers.

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