The case for formal methodology in scientific reform

@article{Devezer2020TheCF,
  title={The case for formal methodology in scientific reform},
  author={Berna Devezer and Daniel J. Navarro and Joachim Vandekerckhove and Erkan Ozge Buzbas},
  journal={bioRxiv},
  year={2020}
}
Current attempts at methodological reform in sciences come in response to an overall lack of rigor in methodological and scientific practices in experimental sciences. However, most methodological reform attempts suffer from similar mistakes and over-generalizations to the ones they aim to address. We argue that this can be attributed in part to lack of formalism and first principles. Considering the costs of allowing false claims to become canonized, we argue for formal statistical rigor and… Expand
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