Perspectives on Scientific Error

June 26, 2017 - June 27, 2017
Tilburg Center for Logic, Ethics and Philosophy of Science, Tilburg University

Dante Building
Tilburg 5037 AB

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Keynote speakers:

Edouard Machery
University of Pittsburgh
Barbara Osimani
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München
Wendy Parker
Durham University
Eric-Jan Wagenmakers
University of Amsterdam


University of Groningen
Jan Sprenger
Tilburg University
Noah van Dongen
Tilburg University

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Recent studies reveal a high prevalence of error in published research. Theoretical arguments suggest that many published findings are false, and reports across fields show that many experiments do not replicate.

These errors raise important issues. From a practitioner’s perspective, errors mislead and slow down research projects. From a philosophical perspective, scientific error raises questions about the right forms of scientific inference, scientific progress and the reliability of science as a source of knowledge. From the perspective of the public, scientific error undermines the epistemic authority of science and the degree to which policy-makers trust scientific experts.

This workshop brings together an interdisciplinary group of researchers interested in issues of scientific error. Participants share their views on how scientific errors can be detected and corrected, how they influence scientific communities and the perception of science as a whole.

Submissions on any of these topics are welcome, either as contributed talks or as posters. More information can be found on the workshop website.

The workshop is sponsored by ERC Starting Investigator Grant No. 640638, “Making Scientific Inferences More Objective”:

If you have any questions regarding the workshop, please email us at [email protected]

Dates and Deadlines

20 April: Submission Deadline
30 April: Notification of Acceptance
26-27 June: Workshop

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