Metatieteen tavoitteet alan konferenssin mukaisesti:
“During this decade, we have witnessed the emergence of a new discipline called metascience, metaresearch, or the science of science. Most exciting was the fact that this is emerging as a truly interdisciplinary enterprise with contributors from every domain of research. This symposium served as a formative meeting for metascience as a discipline. The meeting brought together leading scholars that are investigating questions related to themes such as:
- How do scientists generate ideas?
- How are our statistics, methods, and measurement practices affecting our capacity to identify robust findings?
- Does the distinction between exploratory and confirmatory research matter?
- What is replication and its impact and its value?
- How do scientists interpret and treat evidence?
- What are the cultures and norms of science?”
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