Fact-checking, academia-style

Academics have peer review and other mechanisms to lessen the likelihood of error. These folks seem to be putting in a missing step: publicizing retractions so more people know when a study turns out to be flawed.

Seems worthwhile.

Retraction Watch is growing, thanks to a $400,000 grant from the MacArthur Foundation – Retraction Watch at Retraction Watch.


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