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Stats + Stories: Science Friction

Richard Harris has covered science, medicine and the environment for National Public Radio since 1986. He has traveled the world, from the South Pole and the Great Barrier Reef to the Arctic Ocean, reporting on climate change.
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WYSO is partnering with Stats and Stories, a podcast produced at Miami University.

Reproducibility is an important part of the scientific process. Find something interesting, or compelling, or groundbreaking once, great, but for the work to have legs, other scholars have to be able to reproduce your work. If they can’t, then there’s a problem. The problem of reproducibility is the focus of this episode of Stats and Stories. Rosemary Pennington is joined in the studio by regular panelists, John Bailer, Chair of Miami Statistics Department, and Richard Campbell, former and Founding Chair of Media, Journalism, and Film. Their guest is journalist Richard Harris, an award-winning correspondent on NPR’s Science Desk, and has covered everything from SARS, to climate change, to the aftermath of the 2011 Japanese Tsunami. In 2017, Harris published the book, now out in paperback, Rigor Mortis: How Sloppy Science Creates Worthless Cures, Crushes Hope, and Wastes Billion

Stats and Stories is a partnership between Miami University's Departments of Statistics and Media, Journalism and Film and the American Statistical Association. You can follow us on Twitter or iTunes. If you'd like to share your thoughts on our program, send your e-mail to statsandstories@miamioh.edu and be sure to listen for future editions of Stats and Stories where we discuss the statistics behind the stories and the stories behind the statistics.       

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