Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 137 , Segment 5
Episode: International Law, National Parks, Super Lice, Skepticism
- Sep 9, 2015 9:00 pm
- 14:32 mins
Guest: Sean Mackinnon, Ph.D, Instructor in the Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Dalhousie University In the scientific method you form a hypothesis, conduct an experiment, analyze data, and draw conclusions. The ultimate validation of your results comes when someone else is able to replicate your experiment and get the same—or at least a very similar—outcome. But this last step of validation happens far too rarely for a group of researchers who’ve formed the Reproducibility Project to reproduce published studies and see if they get the same results.