Volume 84 Issue 49 | pp. 75-77
Issue Date: December 4, 2006

Weighing Reproducibility

Researchers confront an array of issues and questions when experimental work cannot be reproduced
Department: Science & Technology
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It's a frustrating reality in chemistry and other disciplines that hard and thorough scientific work sometimes cannot be reproduced, for a variety of reasons. When that happens, months or years of effort behind exciting results can be negated.

And if irreproducible results have been published, the tangle of working with other labs and reworking experiments to try to find out what has gone wrong and why can mean even more time and effort spent in . . .

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