James Heathers is a research scientist at the Computational Behavioral Science Lab at Northeastern University in Boston. In addition to his full time job as a physiologist developing new methods and techniques for analysing data in the biological and social sciences, James is a self-described data thug, a critic of science, who critically re-evaluates published papers to test their reliability, reproducibility, and robustness. As a meta-scientist, he has not only brought awareness to shody research practices and sloppy researchers, he has developed new techniques to probe published results to determine their accuracy.
August 29th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
data thug, empathy, goosebumps, meta-science, science criticism, science reform, zealotry
Yoel and Mickey welcome Northeastern University research scientist and science critic James Heathers to their show. Yoel, Mickey, and James discuss science reform and the need for robust science criticism.