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Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research

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by Ayelet Shavit
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Stepping in the Same River Twice: Replication in Biological Research by Ayelet Shavit

An international team of biologists, philosophers, and historians of science explores the critically important process of replication in biological and biomedical research

Without replication, the trustworthiness of scientific research remains in doubt. Although replication is increasingly recognized as a central problem in many scientific disciplines, repeating the same scientific observations of experiments or reproducing the same set of analyses from existing data is remarkably difficult. In this important volume, an international team of biologists, philosophers, and historians of science addresses challenges and solutions for valid replication of research in medicine, ecology, natural history, agriculture, physiology, and computer science.
 
After the introduction to important concepts and historical background, the book offers paired chapters that provide theoretical overviews followed by detailed case studies. These studies range widely in topics, from infectious-diseases and environmental monitoring to museum collections, meta-analysis, bioinformatics, and more. The closing chapters explicate and quantify problems in the case studies, and the volume concludes with important recommendations for best practices.To view this DRM protected ebook on your desktop or laptop you will need to have Adobe Digital Editions installed. It is a free software. We also strongly recommend that you sign up for an AdobeID at the Adobe website. For more details please see FAQ 1&2. To view this ebook on an iPhone, iPad or Android mobile device you will need the Adobe Digital Editions app, or BlueFire Reader or Txtr app. These are free, too. For more details see this article.


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Pages: 288
Size: 7.4 MB
Publisher: Yale University Press
Date published:   2017
ISBN: 9780300228038 (DRM-EPUB)
2370007809851 (DRM-PDF)

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06/24/2017
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