Walk through the circles of scientific hell and the way out of it

Event Date: 
Friday, 16 February, 2018 - 13:00
Andraž Matkovič, M.Psych.

Recent research has shown that a lot of research in the field of psychology and other sciences is poorly reproducible. We will talk about the sins of scientists that lead to problems in science: p-hacking, publication bias, hypothesizing after the results are known, etc. We will then focus on the difference between exploratory and confirmatory approach to analysis. This is the basis for a simple method of reducing the aforementioned problems: preregistration. The practical aspects of the preregistration will be presented (how to preregister, when a classic preregistration is not possible and what to do in such cases) and current data on its effectiveness. Other ways of reducing the problem of reproducibility in science (open science, improvements in the peer review, replication culture) will also be presented briefly.


About IBMI

Institute for Biostatistics and Medical Informatics (IBMI), formerly Institute for BioMedical Informatics (so still IBMI) was founded by the Faculty of Medicine as a result of a need for a unit which would perform, or coordinate, tasks related to data analysis and providing information, relevant for research in medicine. The programme of the institute, and its development, have been adjusting thorugh time to changes in financing and technological progress, but the basic aim remain the same: to support research in medicine. This is achieved through the following tasks:


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