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Fallibility in science: responding to errors in the work of oneself and others

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Commentary
Abstract:

Fallibility in science cuts both ways: it poses dilemmas for the scientist who discovers errors in their own work, and for those who discover errors in the work of others. The ethical response to finding errors in one's own work is clear: they should be claimed and corrected promptly. Yet people are often reluctant to 'do the right thing' because of a perception this could lead to reputational damage. Open science practices can help avoid errors and also lead to recognition that mistakes are ...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Reviewed (other)
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1177/2515245918776632

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Experimental Psychology
Oxford college:
St Johns College
Role:
Author
Publisher:
SAGE Publisher's website
Journal:
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science Journal website
Volume:
1
Issue:
3
Pages:
432-438
Publication date:
2018-07-03
Acceptance date:
2018-03-21
DOI:
EISSN:
2515-2467
ISSN:
2515-2459
Pubs id:
pubs:830793
URN:
uri:94eef424-0699-41b9-b9f5-a5479748fae9
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uuid:94eef424-0699-41b9-b9f5-a5479748fae9
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pubs:830793

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