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Thursday, October 31, 2019

Predictions in Science

Could you crowdsource validity within science?

Individual predictions might not tell us much, but group predictions are useful.   in Arstechnica

Last year, a huge group of researchers collaborated to try to replicate the results of some very famous social science research. They determined that only 62% of the studies found similar results when they were repeated. But the researchers found something else intriguing: other scientists were astonishingly good at guessing which of the results would replicate.

Does that mean we can just ask scientists for their hunch on what research is robust? It's a lot more complicated than that, but predictions could have a useful role to play in science, and new projects are springing up to make use of them. ...  "

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