How to build a search in Web of Science

While it is fast and simple to conduct a basic search on Web of Science (WoS), to build a corpus for a bibliometric analysis, the search needs to be precise, with as many relevant articles as possible included, while excluding irrelevant ones, that will just create...

When scientists are wrong..

Many studies and findings are questioned as a replications fail. When some are approached about possible weaknesses, like Amy Cuddy (and with her mentor Susan Fiske at her back), they fight tooth and nail. Others do it differently. A finding Dan Ariely has based part...

Replication vs. reproducibility

There is a distinction (not always observed by various authors) between Replication and reproducibility. Replication is re-running studies to confirm results. This means, collect own data, and get the same effect for your study. Reproducibility is the the ability to...

There are many ways to scientific fraud

An entertaining version of it was published ten years ago, by Neuroskeptic at: The 9 Circles of Scientific Hell Dante’s : a classic of world literature, the definitive statement of the mediaeval Christian world-view, the first major work in the Italian language,...