By Brian D. Earp (@briandavidearp)
Readers of the JME Blog might be interested in this series of short videos in which I discuss some of the major ongoing problems with research ethics and publication integrity in science and medicine. How much of the published literature is trustworthy? Why is peer review such a poor quality control mechanism? How can we judge whether someone is really an expert in a scientific area? What happens when empirical research gets polarized? Most of these are short – just a few minutes. Links below:
Why most published research probably is false
The politicization of science and the problem of expertise
Science’s publication bias problem – why negative results are important
Getting beyond accusations of being either “pro-science” or “anti-science”
Are we all scientific experts now? When to be skeptical about scientific claims, and when to defer to experts
Predatory open access publishers and why peer review is broken
The future of scientific peer review
Sloppy science going on at the CDC and WHO
Dogmas in science – how do they form?
* Please note: this post will be cross-published with the Practical Ethics blog.