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Every Friday the Vlerick library gladly puts the spotlight on a remarkable book which is carefully selected by the library, Vlerick faculty, staff or even YOU. We tend to put the spotlight on books handling topical issues, recently published books and a special focus on diversity as Vlerick prides itself to be a school that aims for social impact. A short explanation on why we have chosen this particular book and previous selected books can be found below or check Twitter with hashtag #bookonfriday. Every selected title can be borrowed from our library. Do send us your reading tips by making a suggestion!

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BOOK OF THE WEEK!

Science Fictions by Stuart Ritchie 

Science Fictions

Stuart Ritchie

This #BookonFriday is dedicated to international #OAWeek! #Vlerick professor Barbara Briers has chosen for “Science Fictions” from Stuart Ritchie. The reason is because this book discusses anything that can lead to misleading outcomes in science, while science should deal with revealing the truth. It goes beyond the obvious faults such as error by random chance, a glitch in the procedure or equipment, or even the fact that some scientists really want to cheat. There are decent and corrupt research practises and good and bad guys everywhere, including in science, and, so the book clearly shows, in all areas of science.

 

So what is new? Some missteps and spurious results will always be with us. This book digs deeper though by questioning how these mistakes survive our scientific method of peer review and the publication process. Why did the scientific community evolve to ignoring the central issue of replication? And perhaps most importantly, should we question the way in which academic research currently is set up and incentivizes these problems. Finally, it presents some avenues to move forward and to restore the original practise of science: discovering facts about the world. It is a fun read for everyone interested in the scientific method: researchers, science lovers, haters, journalists, but definitely also policy makers.


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