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A self-correcting fallacy – why don’t researchers correct their own errors in the scientific record?

Rohrer, Julia (2021) A self-correcting fallacy – why don’t researchers correct their own errors in the scientific record? Impact of Social Sciences Blog (13 Apr 2021). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Correcting mistakes in light of new data and updating findings to reflect this is often considered to be a key characteristic of scientific research. Commenting on the ‘Loss-of-Confidence Project’, a study into self-correction amongst psychologists, Julia M. Rohrer, suggests that in practice self-correction of published research is, infrequent, difficult to achieve and perceived to come with reputational costs. However, by reframing and changing the static nature of academic publications, it may be possible to develop a research culture more conducive to self-correction.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2021 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2021 12:48
Last Modified: 16 Jul 2021 23:04
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/110628

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