Less than One Percent of Scientific Papers use Scientific Method

Breitbart News Network reports that when they applied the scientific method to research papers published in leading scientific journals, less than one percent were found to be compliant. As many attend today’s March for Science rallies, it is important to consider what has been touted as actual science and the effects it has had on government policies. The reviewers used a checklist only concerned with the scientific method, therefore one does not need to be an expert in the field or topic to use it. The report further states that “experts may have difficulty rating the scientific compliance of works in their own field” and “they are likely to be biased against findings that challenge conventional wisdom.”

Breitbart report found here.

Scientific method checklist found here.

 

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