New report examines reproducibility and replicability in science

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The terms “reproducibility” and “replicability” are often used interchangeably, but the report uses each term to refer to a separate concept. Reproducibility means obtaining consistent computational results using the same input data, computational steps, methods, code, and conditions of analysis. Replicability means obtaining consistent results across studies aimed at answering the same scientific question, each of which has obtained its own data.

Reproducing research involves using the original data and code, while replicating research involves new data collection and similar methods used in previous studies, the report says. Even when a study was rigorously conducted according to best practices, correctly analyzed, and transparently reported, it may fail to be replicated.

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False-positive pathology: improving reproducibility with the next generation of pathologists

Fifth, trainees are incentivized to increase the quantity of research findings at the expense of rigor, as presentation of research abstracts or publications are often tied to funding of conference attendance, residency or fellowship promotion, and other forms of career advancement. Trainees entering academic pathology continue to be subject to these ‘publish or perish’ pressures.

Conferences provide a wide range of benefits to trainees, including education, leadership, networking, and even potentially reducing burnout through camaraderie. By encouraging residents to submit research abstracts even when residents are not truly engaged with this process or when results are premature will lead to false positives. While requiring abstracts as a’condition for meeting attendance has been an incentive for research, it is often an incentive for poor quality research in order to get a ‘ticket’ to the meeting.

Publisher: Laboratory Investigation
Author: citation_journal_title PLoS Med citation_title Why most published research findings are false citation_author JP Ioannidis citation_volume 2 citation_publication_date 2005 citation_pages e124 citation_doi 10 1371 journal pmed 0020124 citation_id CR1
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Woman tells cops a masked, armed man raped her near North Myrtle Beach oceanfront hotel

A masked, armed man raped a woman near a North Myrtle Beach hotel on Monday evening, according to a police report.

The suspect was a black man, wearing a ski mask, according to the report. He was heavy set and was in his late 20s.

North Myrtle Beach police spokesman Pat Dowling said the suspect, who is considered armed and dangerous, might be in the Main Street area. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at (843) 280-5511.

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Alex Lang is the True Crime reporter for The Sun News covering the legal system and how crime impacts local residents. He says letting residents know if they are safe is a vital role of a newspaper. Alex has covered crime in Detroit, Iowa, New York City, West Virginia and now Horry County.

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Schumer: Republicans Are Circling The Wagons Around Trump, Trying To “Whitewash His Reprehensible Conduct”

In his Monday night monologue, FNC’s Tucker Carlson said that when it comes to allegations of Trump-Russia collusion, “the Democratic base has been emotionally incontinent for quite some time.” “But the people who run the Democratic party are not crazy. They are coolly rational; they always have…

Friday on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper responded to the New York Times reporting that “undercover FBI investigators” met with Trump campaign advisor George Papadopoulos during the 2016 election. Papadopoulos, now the author…

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US News Best High Schools 2019: See How Plymouth

PLYMOUTH-WHITEMARSH, PA ‘ Plymouth-Whitemarsh High School is among the top group of high schools in America, according to U.S. News & World Report’s comprehensive ranking of the nation’s high schools. The report, issued Tuesday, ranks more than 17,000 schools, an increase from 2,700 last year.

Of those 17,000, Plymouth-Whitemarsh is 942nd. The local high school is also the 27th best in all of Pennsylvania, the study says.

The five-county Philadelphia area took home the top 9 spots on the list, and 11 of the top 13. Plymouth-Whitemarsh is the fifth ranked Montgomery County school, coming in just behind Wissahickon (12th), Lower Moreland (16th), Harriton (25th), and Spring-Ford (26th).

Publisher: Plymouth-Whitemarsh, PA Patch
Date: 2019-04-30T11:24:06-04:00
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