Does reproducibility crisis exists in Science?
Last year Nature surveyed 1576 researchers to know their views on reproducibility in research through a brief online questionnaire. The outcome came as a shocker for many and revealed some unpredictable statistics.
More than 70% of the researchers agreed that they tried but failed to reproduce published results from other scientist’s or groups/labs experiments. More than half even failed to reproduce their own experiments-claims Nature.
Although 52% surveyors agree to the significant ‘crisis’ of reproducibility, less one-third feel that failure to reproduce results causes any type of discredibility to the published literature. Still most of them agreed to regard and trust the published material.