New Topic for Week 2

Time to switch over to #techpolicyw2 !!

The subject this week is the wonderful piece in The Economist entitled: ‘Unreliable research: Trouble in the Lab’ http://econ.st/19QXzFe

The Economist starts with a great hook to Danny Kahneman’s concern that many efforts by public bodies to ‘nudge’ or ‘prime’ is based on poor research. From there, the article mutates into an exploration of replicability, significance, false positives, peer review, and the future of scientific publications. A lovely article that probably can only be found in The Economist. Given the many possible lines of discussion I am loath to direct the discussions, but am keen to hear your views on which of the issues presented you found to be most resonant and most relevant.

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