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The FIRST Act’s demand for relevance at the expense of replication puts the entire scientific enterprise at risk.

Takeuchi, David (2014) The FIRST Act’s demand for relevance at the expense of replication puts the entire scientific enterprise at risk. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (23 Jun 2014). Website.

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Abstract

The United States’ controversial FIRST Act would have profound implications for how social science research is managed and its funding allocated. David Takeuchi argues that even if the act doesn’t pass, it is clear that politicians are demanding more of a say in federally funded research. While a push to ensure research remains relevant can be a good thing, scientists and politicians must not forget that initial outcomes do not constitute substantive evidence. Scientific integrity and replication shouldn’t have to be sacrificed in order to meet political timeframes.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s) CC BY 3.0; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 29 Mar 2017 10:19
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2020 00:38
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/71344

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