From the LaunchPad

Welcome to The Launchpad, SoundRocket’s blog, where we share our insights and musings on the science of doing science (well), #soundscience.

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Why We Do Checklists

Why We Do Checklists

It has been a while since I have communicated about the importance of checklists.  It feels that the time is right to do so again… as it will become a more and more important element to what we do as we grow.

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Individual Guiding Principle Series: Principle 1 – Unity

A few months ago I presented SoundRocket’s Guiding Principles on this blog.  I promised these were a guide to practice here at SoundRocket, and that they would be continually evaluated and updated where appropriate.  I also promised that I would dive into each principle in more depth in future posts.  It is time that I do both.  

With this post, I will tackle our first principle – Unity…

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Peer Review as a Necessary but Unscientific Process – Can we just do some iterative science already?

Peer review is wonderful in theory.  Scientists reviewing other scientists’ work to evaluate whether the science was applied thoroughly, implemented well, and interpreted effectively can be a wonderful way to allow the best science through.  But the Reproducibility Project clearly demonstrated that something is broken – when over a quarter of the published studies reviewed could not be replicated. 

It is not a surprise to most.  Humans are involved.  We make mistakes…

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