Since the hash tag #overlyhonestmethods went viral, I have been checking tweets for reproducibility and replication issues. Many tweets are in some way connected: every time a researcher admits being ‘creative’ about getting significant results or slightly ‘polishing’ tables and figures, it will be harder to check or replicate their results. Some tweets, however, directly refer reproducible results. Here they are:
23 tweeters directly used a form of the phrase reproduc*. Newest first:
About this search
Above, I included all tweets that came up when searching for reproduc* among tweets between Day 1 (January 7, first tweet by dr_leigh) to January 9, 5.17pm. While I saved and looked through these, already 600 new tweets were sent. While I’m writing this blog post there are 965 new tweets. I did not read these updates (yet). I collected tweets for the same time period on “replication” separately.
First and newest tweet
The first (ever) tweet introducing #overlyhonestmethods (my starting point) is by pharmacologist/neuroscientist @dr_leigh, and the newest one included here is by PhD student in public policy @straightedgersx (January 7pm, 5.17pm).