Public Lecture: Science in Crisis? Reproducibility and the Philosophy of Science

19 July 2022, 3.00 PM - 19 July 2022, 5.00 PM

Sam Fletcher, Minnesota

Verdon-Smith Room, Royal Fort House, University of Bristol

Abstract: For several years now, psychology and other sciences have been facing a crisis of confidence: many results and support for theories cannot be reproduced in new experiments. But why is reproducibility important in science, when it is? I will reveal how

key ideas from the philosophy of science can help us answer this question, so that we can recognize, understand, and fix the real problems revealed.

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