Doing Things Twice (Or Differently): Strategies to Identify Studies for Targeted Validation
Abstract: The “reproducibility crisis” has been a highly visible source of scientific controversy and dispute. Here, I propose and review several avenues for identifying and prioritizing research studies for the purpose of targeted validation. Of the various proposals discussed, I identify scientific data science as being a strategy that merits greater attention among those interested in reproducibility. I argue that the tremendous potential of scientific data science for uncovering high-value research studies is a significant and rarely discussed benefit of the transition to a fully open-access publishing model.
- Gopal P. Sarma, “Doing Things Twice (Or Differently): Strategies to Identify Studies for Targeted Validation” (2017). [Preprint]