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Biases, biases everywhere

When I skim through list of cognitive biases , I wonder why papers like Over-optimism in bioinformatics: an illustration (hat tip: Neil) do not appear more often. Here’s the abstract: MOTIVATION: In statistical bioinformatics research, different optimization mechanisms potentially lead to “over-optimism” in published papers. So far, however, a systematic critical study concerning the various […]

In science (tools) we trust

Image via Wikipedia Software generates errors and misuse of software generates even more errors. Here’re few examples of use and misuse of the common, non-scientific software and services. I think I have mentioned this elsewhere: scientists don’t care about search engines, neither can use them. My friend was quite lucky when naming a newly found […]