Five ways to fix statistics

As debate rumbles on about how and how much poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science. The common theme? The problem is not our maths, but ourselves.
Jeff Leek is an associate professor of biostatistics at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.

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Blakeley B. McShane is at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston Illinois.

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Andrew Gelman is a statistician at Columbia University, New York.

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David Colquhoun is emeritus professor of pharmacology at University College London.

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Michèle B. Nuijten is a methodologist at Tilburg University, the Netherlands.

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Steven N. Goodman is professor of medicine and of health research and policy at Stanford University, California.

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Nature 551, 557-559 (2017)

doi: 10.1038/d41586-017-07522-z


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