"Non-reproducible single occurrences are of no significance to science."
~ Karl Popper
Scientific rigor and reproducibility are integral to scientific integrity, and the responsible conduct of research. Casadevall & Fang (2016) propose the following five constituent elements of scientific rigor:
In science, reproducibility has several meanings. Goodman, Fanelli, & Ioannidis (2016) propose three elements of reproducibility:
Researchers should conduct research in a manner that promotes scientific integrity, enhances confidence and reliability in the study and its results, and demonstrates rigor and transparency. Via the resources provided here, learn more about the issues related to rigor and reproducibility that researchers are facing, and how to address them in your own research or scholarship.