‘Replication crisis’ spurs reforms in how science studies are done

But some researchers say the focus on reproducibility ignores a larger problem

The Thinker statue

PONDERING SCIENCE  A new investigation indicates that reproducibility of social science studies (including one investigating how contemplation of Rodin’s The Thinker statue affects religious beliefs), while not great, is improving. But intensifying replication efforts may address only surface problems.

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