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Software updates: the "unknown unknown" of the replication crisis

Ershova, Anastasia and Schneider, Gerald (2018) Software updates: the "unknown unknown" of the replication crisis. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (07 Jun 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

The replication crisis is largely concerned with known problems, such as the lack of replication standards, non-availability of data, or p-hacking. One hitherto unknown problem is the potential for software companies' changes to the algorithms used for calculations to cause discrepancies between two sets of reported results. Anastasia Ershova and Gerald Schneider encountered this very problem in the course of their own replication test, and argue that software developers should take more responsibility for their role in the strengthening of replication standards.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/2018...
Additional Information: © 2018 The Authors; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Sets: Collections > Impact of Social Sciences Blog at LSE
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 10:13
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2019 23:14
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/90750

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