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Information and Library Science

Continued Citation of Bad Science and What We Can Do About It

February 19, 2021 at 3:00pm – 4:00pm EST

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The Center for Computational & Data Science (CCDS) at the Syracuse University School of Information Studies presents this Virtual Research Talk with Dr. Jodi Schneider.

Even papers that falsify data continue to be cited. Dr. Schneider describes network and text analysis for studying how authors continue to cite bad science: articles retracted from the literature due to serious flaws or errors. Dr. Schneider will present an in-depth case study of a human trial cited for over 10 years after it was retracted for falsifying data. Then, Dr. Schneider  will describe how they scaled up to study a data set of 7,000 retracted papers and hundreds of thousands of citations. Finally, Dr. Schneider will discuss an ongoing Sloan-funded stakeholder consultation that is bringing editors, publishers, librarians, researchers, and research integrity experts together to address this problem.

More about Jodi Schneider

Jodi Schneider is an assistant professor at the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois. She studies the science of science through the lens of arguments, evidence, and persuasion. She is developing Linked Data (ontologies, metadata, Semantic Web) approaches to manage scientific evidence. Schneider holds degrees in informatics (Ph.D., National University of Ireland, Galway), library & information science (M.S., UIUC), mathematics (M.A., UT Austin), and liberal arts (B.A., Great Books, St. John’s College). She has worked as an actuarial analyst for a Fortune 500 insurance company, as the gift buyer for a small independent bookstore, and in academic science and web libraries. She has held research positions across the U.S. as well as in Ireland, England, France, and Chile.

 

This event was first published on November 24, 2020 and last updated on January 19, 2021.


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