Fri, 04/28/2017

Retractions, Replications, and Reproducibility: Changes in Scientific Knowledge Production and Communication

Bursts of media coverage of retracted scientific articles and failures to replicate and reproduce scientific findings have led to a widespread sense of crisis in the familiar forms of scientific knowledge production and communication. Is the language of crisis warranted, or is this how science has always worked? How are technological changes in the communication of scientific results affecting the process of scientific knowledge production? Are there genuine knowledge crises in certain scientific fields (such as medicine or social science)? What solutions are available for these problems, and how can new scholars move forward with both confidence and integrity in this environment?

This program will be appropriate to all campus personnel and community members interested in how the process of scientific communication may affect their role as producers and consumers of scientific knowledge.

When: Friday, April 28, 2017 from 3 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Where: UCI Student Center, Doheny Beach A (Directions -

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Panel 1

Moderator: Larry Cahill, UCI Neurobiology and Behavior

Michael Rose, UCI Ecology and Evolutionary Biology; Hierarchies of Replication Necessary for Life Sciencing
Oswald Steward, UCI Reeve Irvine Research Center; Roots of the Replication Crisis and Solutions Going Forward
Ivan Oransky, Retraction Watch and New York University; Retractions, Post-Publication Peer Review, and Fraud: Scientific Publishing's Wild West

Panel 2

Moderator: Simon Cole, UCI Newkirk Center for Science and Society

Steven Ward, Social Sciences, Western Connecticut State University; Hurried and Harried Science: Producing Knowledge in the Neoliberal Age of Mercantilization and Performativity
Brittany Fiore-Gartland, eScience Institute, University of Washington; Culture, Context, and Communication: An Ethnographic Lens on the Challenges of Reproducibility in Data Science
Simine Vazire, Psychology, University of California, Davis; When Should We be Skeptical of Scientific Claims?