A New Theory on How Researchers Can Solve the Reproducibility Crisis: Do the Math

"One of the conference organizers, Victoria Stodden of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, said she recognizes the ways that biases of various types — financial conflicts of interest, academic promotion incentives, and the allure of fame — can contribute to irreproducibility problems in science.

But Ms. Stodden, an associate professor of information sciences, said she agrees that the ongoing misuse of statistics is a broader problem. While researchers may need to work harder to include statisticians on their teams, she said, statisticians also must to work harder to study how they could be more helpful to their interdisciplinary colleagues.
 
"Developing a research agenda within the statistical community to address issues surrounding reproducibility is imperative," she said."