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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). Website.

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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.

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Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Z Bibliography. Library Science. Information Resources > ZA Information resources
Date Deposited: 26 Nov 2018 10:13
Last Modified: 16 May 2024 06:12

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