Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Fooling Yourself is Easy

Common problems from an interesting set of slides:

  • Confounding in experimental design
  • Mixing up the sample labels
  • Mixing up the group labels
  • Incomplete documentation
"Unfortunately, we suspect, The most simple mistakes are common."

AAAS, Feb 19: pursuing reproducibility audio / slides

Things we look for:

  • Data
  • Provenance
  • Code
  • Descriptions of nonscriptable steps
  • Descriptions of Planned Design, if Used

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