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Graduate Lecture: Ethics and Statistics Series

14 Feb 19

Date:           Thursday 14th February 2019, 3.30 pm in the small lecture theatre.  Coffee and cakes will be served after the talk.

Speaker:    Verena Heise (Nuffield Department of Population Health, University of Oxford)

Title:           Robust Research – Why do we care?

Abstract:   Are most published research findings false? Why should we care? And is there anything we can do about it?
In this talk I will argue that open science and good research practices can help make our research findings more robust. While there are a number of solutions that can be implemented by individual researchers, there are wider issues, for example around incentives and skills training, that require cultural change. To lobby for this change we have started Reproducible Research Oxford, an initiative that is mostly driven by early career researchers. I will give an overview of our current and planned activities that aim to drive cultural change to improve robustness of research findings.

Background papers:
A manifesto for reproducible science (essential)
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False (further reading)