My Favorite Social Science Podcasts

Has anyone else driven the long way to work just to catch a few minutes more of a really good podcast?  I know, I could just sit in my car in the parking lot and finish it there, but that just feels weird.  

Just a few years ago, I had not heard of podcasts…

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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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