I’ve been following the Twitter-account @realpeerreview for some time now. They share published studies that make you wonder if it should have passed peer review.
Take this example:
Add this portion of the study:
This account is of course something different than what the retraction watch-people do and it’s also something totally different from the current replication crisis. The account also has been the issue of some discussions on one of the studies they have mocked. Still, for me it’s a big warning that we scientists need to get our act together.
And although I can understand the discussion, I do think that this Twitter-account is somewhat in line with both the Ignoble price and what Alan Sokal has done with his infamous Sokal Hoax.
Besides the fact that the examples sometimes really make me laugh, they also often make me think about the stuff I’m working on… And that’s healthy, imho.