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As debate rumbles on about how and how much poor statistics is to blame for poor reproducibility, Nature asked influential statisticians to recommend one change to improve science. The common theme? The problem is not our maths, but ourselves.
JEFF LEEK: Adjust for human cognition
BLAKELEY B. MCSHANE & ANDREW GELMAN: Abandon statistical significance
DAVID COLQUHOUN: State false-positive risk, too
MICHÈLE B. NUIJTEN: Share analysis plans and results
STEVEN N. GOODMAN: Change norms from within