Thursday, October 8, 2015

Hvordan forskere lurer seg selv - Kahneman støtter åpen forskning

Regina Nuzzo hadde en interessant artikkel i Nature 7. oktober om hvordan forskere lurer seg selv. Jeg synes Daniel Kahneman har den beste argumentasjonen for åpen vitenskap som handler om å poste ideer for samarbeid istedenfor konkurranse:

When it comes to replications and controversial topics, a good debiasing approach is to bypass the typical academic back-and-forth and instead invite your academic rivals to work with you. An adversarial collaboration has many advantages over a conventional one, says Daniel Kahneman, a psychologist at Princeton University in New Jersey. “You need to assume you're not going to change anyone's mind completely,” he says. “But you can turn that into an interesting argument and intelligent conversation that people can listen to and evaluate.” With competing hypotheses and theories in play, he says, the rivals will quickly spot flaws such as hypothesis myopia, asymmetric attention or just-so storytelling, and cancel them out with similar slants favouring the other side.

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