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Flaws In Scientific Studies Not Uncommon05:59

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A new analysis has found that more than half of 100 research findings published in three prominent psychology journals could not be replicated by independent scientists.

The review study led by a University of Virginia researcher is reinvigorating a conversation about how true the current scientific literature really is.

Many say a fear of failure and the pressure of "publish or perish" have become a barrier in the quest for the truth across scientific disciplines. Carolyn Beeler from Here & Now contributor "The Pulse" at WHYY reports.


This segment aired on August 28, 2015.

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