TagLast edit: 19 Jan 2023 2:05 UTC by BrownHairedEevee

Metascience (also known as meta-research) is the use of scientific methodology to study science itself.

Topics studied by metascience include:

  1. Inefficiencies and misaligned incentives in the academic ecosystem.

  2. Estimations of the value of scientific advances and subsequent prioritization.

  3. Efforts to improve academia or science.

For posts related to improving how one conducts better scientific research, the tag research methods is more appropriate.

For posts about the general concept of progress in science, use the tag scientific progress.

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academia | field-building | research methods | research training programs | science and technology studies | scientific progress

Why sci­en­tific re­search is less effec­tive in pro­duc­ing value than it could be: a mapping

C Tilli14 Jun 2021 8:24 UTC
109 points
32 comments19 min readEA link

No, it’s not the in­cen­tives — it’s you

Aaron Gertler25 Jan 2021 6:50 UTC
26 points
0 comments4 min readEA link

An­nounc­ing: “ High-Im­pact Crowd­fund­ing cam­paigns” & “Let’s Fund #1: A (small) sci­en­tific Revolu­tion”

Hauke Hillebrandt25 Oct 2018 21:22 UTC
45 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

How Life Sciences Ac­tu­ally Work: Find­ings of a Year-Long Investigation

guzey16 Aug 2019 19:43 UTC
63 points
14 comments24 min readEA link

What would bet­ter sci­ence look like?

C Tilli30 Aug 2021 8:57 UTC
22 points
3 comments5 min readEA link

Pri­ori­ti­za­tion in Science—cur­rent view

EdoArad31 Oct 2020 15:22 UTC
37 points
7 comments4 min readEA link

In­gre­di­ents for cre­at­ing dis­rup­tive re­search teams

stefan.torges16 May 2019 16:23 UTC
155 points
16 comments54 min readEA link

Im­prov­ing sci­ence: In­fluenc­ing the di­rec­tion of re­search and the choice of re­search questions

C Tilli20 Dec 2021 10:20 UTC
62 points
13 comments16 min readEA link

Sci-Hub sued in India

cflexman30 Dec 2021 2:48 UTC
113 points
7 comments8 min readEA link

Eva Vi­valt: Fore­cast­ing re­search results

EA Global19 Feb 2020 16:34 UTC
17 points
0 comments10 min readEA link

Science policy as a pos­si­ble EA cause area: prob­lems and solutions

PabloAMC23 Jan 2022 0:32 UTC
22 points
8 comments4 min readEA link

[Question] How do ideas travel from academia to the world: any ad­vice on what to read?

dominicroser24 Feb 2021 15:27 UTC
25 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Open, rigor­ous and re­pro­ducible re­search: A prac­ti­tioner’s handbook

BrownHairedEevee24 Jun 2021 21:20 UTC
20 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What “pivotal” and use­ful re­search … would you like to see as­sessed? (Bounty for sug­ges­tions)

david_reinstein28 Apr 2022 15:49 UTC
37 points
21 comments7 min readEA link

Do Prof Eva Vi­valt’s re­sults show ‘ev­i­dence-based’ de­vel­op­ment isn’t all it’s cut out to be?

Robert_Wiblin21 May 2018 16:28 UTC
17 points
14 comments2 min readEA link

No Silver Bul­let Solu­tions for the Were­wolf Crisis

Aaron Gertler9 Feb 2023 1:41 UTC
318 points
10 comments7 min readEA link

In­ves­ti­gat­ing how tech­nol­ogy-fo­cused aca­demic fields be­come self-sustaining

Ben Snodin6 Sep 2021 15:04 UTC
43 points
4 comments42 min readEA link

[Pod­cast] Is sci­en­tific progress slow­ing? with James Evans

Miranda_Zhang31 Mar 2022 13:19 UTC
9 points
0 comments18 min readEA link

[Cause Ex­plo­ra­tion Prizes] Trust and Science

Open Philanthropy11 Aug 2022 11:20 UTC
13 points
3 comments13 min readEA link

Why donate to meta-re­search?

Hauke Hillebrandt8 Nov 2018 9:29 UTC
17 points
2 comments1 min readEA link


Kelsey Piper5 Apr 2022 18:08 UTC
209 points
28 comments4 min readEA link

Re­search + Real­ity Graph­ing to Sup­port AI Policy (and more): Sum­mary of a Frozen Project

Harrison Durland2 Jul 2022 20:58 UTC
34 points
2 comments8 min readEA link

IGDORE fo­rum for dis­cussing metascience

gavintaylor23 Oct 2019 18:28 UTC
7 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Why is “Ar­gu­ment Map­ping” Not More Com­mon in EA/​Ra­tion­al­ity (And What Ob­jec­tions Should I Ad­dress in a Post on the Topic?)

Harrison Durland23 Dec 2022 21:55 UTC
15 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Positly wants to ac­cel­er­ate so­cial sci­ence re­search and have a greater im­pact within the EA com­mu­nity… and you can help

Luke Freeman6 Jul 2018 2:58 UTC
13 points
6 comments4 min readEA link

[Help please/​Up­dated] Best EA use of $250,000AUD/​$190,000 USD for meta­science?

AspiringPhilanthropist22 Dec 2020 3:43 UTC
42 points
9 comments3 min readEA link

Vikash Mans­inghka: AI-as­sisted data anal­y­sis for hu­man­i­tar­ian causes

EA Global2 Jun 2017 8:48 UTC
6 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

The In­tel­lec­tual and Mo­ral De­cline in Aca­demic Research

gavintaylor7 Feb 2020 16:47 UTC
26 points
26 comments1 min readEA link

James Tu­ritto: Are we fac­ing a re­pro­ducibil­ity crisis, and what can we do about it?

EA Global2 Jun 2017 8:48 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

Some ad­vice on in­de­pen­dent research

mariushobbhahn8 Nov 2022 14:46 UTC
60 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Up­dates from Lev­er­age Re­search: his­tory, mis­takes and new focus

LarissaHeskethRowe22 Nov 2019 16:19 UTC
39 points
32 comments20 min readEA link

Cri­te­ria for sci­en­tific choice I, II

EdoArad29 Jul 2020 10:21 UTC
30 points
1 comment8 min readEA link

Three ways to ad­vance sci­ence (Nick Bostrom)

EA Forum Archives31 Jan 2008 21:04 UTC
5 points
1 comment2 min readEA link
(—I might work there soon

Yonatan Cale18 Jul 2022 16:58 UTC
24 points
45 comments1 min readEA link

In­ter­ven­tion op­tions for im­prov­ing the EA-al­igned re­search pipeline

MichaelA28 May 2021 14:26 UTC
44 points
25 comments12 min readEA link

Ju­lia Galef, Stu­art Buck, Brian Nosek, Ivan Oran­sky, and Stephanie Wyk­stra: The repli­ca­tion crisis

EA Global5 Aug 2016 9:19 UTC
9 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Cause Ex­plo­ra­tion Prizes] Meta-science

Stuart Buck22 Sep 2022 5:35 UTC
6 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Preprint: Open Science Saves Lives: Les­sons from the COVID-19 Pandemic

gavintaylor24 Aug 2020 14:01 UTC
8 points
1 comment3 min readEA link

Un­jour­nal: Call for par­ti­ci­pants and re­search

david_reinstein13 Jun 2022 11:11 UTC
42 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Break­ing Up Elite Colleges

sahajsharda7 Jun 2022 5:21 UTC
4 points
7 comments1 min readEA link

Some thoughts on the effec­tive­ness of the Fraun­hofer Society

Hans Waschke-Wischedag30 Sep 2020 11:01 UTC
57 points
18 comments7 min readEA link

Open sci­ence and mi­suse of biolog­i­cal re­search

James Smith12 Dec 2021 15:56 UTC
16 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] What’s the causal effect of a PhD?

Gavin5 Jun 2022 8:37 UTC
26 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Solv­ing the repli­ca­tion crisis (FTX pro­posal)

Michael_Wiebe25 Apr 2022 21:04 UTC
85 points
19 comments4 min readEA link

Im­prov­ing the EA-al­igned re­search pipeline: Se­quence introduction

MichaelA11 May 2021 17:57 UTC
62 points
10 comments3 min readEA link

The FDA de­manded my em­ployer bury in­con­ve­nient clini­cal trial data. What should I do?

Throwaway64115 Apr 2022 12:47 UTC
139 points
13 comments6 min readEA link

How to Ac­cel­er­ate Tech­nolog­i­cal Progress—New Things Un­der the Sun

BrownHairedEevee3 Oct 2021 17:49 UTC
13 points
0 comments9 min readEA link

Un­jour­nal’s 1st eval is up: Re­silient foods pa­per (Denken­berger et al) & AMA ~48 hours

david_reinstein6 Feb 2023 19:18 UTC
77 points
10 comments3 min readEA link

Let’s Fund: Bet­ter Science im­pact eval­u­a­tion. Registered Re­ports now available in Nature

Hauke Hillebrandt26 Feb 2023 15:05 UTC
163 points
4 comments2 min readEA link

Un­jour­nal: Eval­u­a­tions of “Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence and Eco­nomic Growth”, and new host­ing space

david_reinstein17 Mar 2023 20:20 UTC
46 points
0 comments2 min readEA link

Pro­posal: al­ter­na­tive to tra­di­tional aca­demic jour­nals for EA-rele­vant re­search (multi-link post)

david_reinstein3 Nov 2021 20:16 UTC
28 points
9 comments3 min readEA link

[link] Why donate to (sci­en­tific) re­search?

Hauke Hillebrandt29 Oct 2018 11:13 UTC
8 points
0 comments1 min readEA link


rogersbacon131 Dec 2021 17:51 UTC
2 points
8 comments20 min readEA link

P-hack­ing ex­plained through an in­ter­ac­tive visualization

jonathanstray20 Aug 2015 18:05 UTC
9 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

It’s (not) how you use it

Eleni_A7 Sep 2022 13:28 UTC
6 points
3 comments2 min readEA link

Prac­ti­cal ethics re­quires meta­phys­i­cal Free Will

Ansgar Kamratowski7 Apr 2022 14:47 UTC
4 points
0 comments13 min readEA link

Find­ing be­fore fund­ing: Why EA should prob­a­bly in­vest more in research

Falk Lieder17 Aug 2022 8:48 UTC
102 points
11 comments9 min readEA link

A Method for Au­to­matic Trust­wor­thi­ness in Study Pre-Registration

Peter Wildeford25 Sep 2016 4:22 UTC
14 points
3 comments3 min readEA link

Nar­ra­tion: Im­prov­ing the EA-al­igned re­search pipeline: Se­quence introduction

D0TheMath27 Jul 2021 0:56 UTC
3 points
1 comment1 min readEA link

[Link] Ideas on how to im­prove sci­en­tific research

arikr20 Jun 2019 23:14 UTC
14 points
5 comments1 min readEA link

Self-Sus­tain­ing Fields Liter­a­ture Re­view: Tech­nol­ogy Fore­cast­ing, How Aca­demic Fields Emerge, and the Science of Science

Megan Kinniment6 Sep 2021 15:04 UTC
27 points
0 comments6 min readEA link

Pre­dic­tion Mar­kets for Science

vaniver2 Jan 2023 17:55 UTC
14 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

[link post] A Vi­sion of Me­ta­science by Michael Niel­sen and Kan­jun Qie

joshcmorrison19 Oct 2022 2:03 UTC
13 points
2 comments1 min readEA link

Best Con­se­quen­tial­ists in Poli Sci #1 : Are Par­li­a­ments Bet­ter?

Timothy_Liptrot8 Oct 2020 16:38 UTC
32 points
15 comments2 min readEA link

Me­ta­science/​Progress: Michael Niel­sen in­ter­view/​podcast

Ben Yeoh16 Nov 2022 23:37 UTC
10 points
2 comments3 min readEA link

The method that can “prove” al­most any­thing: A TED-Ed Lesson

James Smith23 Aug 2021 9:07 UTC
20 points
4 comments1 min readEA link

Build­ing a suc­cess­ful econ­omy for col­lab­o­ra­tive cog­ni­tive work with high externalities

jacobjacob24 May 2019 20:31 UTC
28 points
4 comments5 min readEA link

Progress and re­search dis­rup­tive­ness

Eleni_A12 Jan 2023 3:45 UTC
5 points
0 comments1 min readEA link

[Question] Biomed­i­cal Re­search Models: Mice vs Man?

Snippyro26 Dec 2021 19:04 UTC
3 points
6 comments1 min readEA link

Es­ti­mat­ing the cost-effec­tive­ness of sci­en­tific research

Falk Lieder16 Jul 2022 12:20 UTC
35 points
5 comments17 min readEA link

Emerg­ing Paradigms: The Case of Ar­tifi­cial In­tel­li­gence Safety

Eleni_A18 Jan 2023 5:59 UTC
16 points
0 comments19 min readEA link

An Episte­molog­i­cal Ac­count of In­tu­itions in Science

Eleni_A3 Sep 2022 23:21 UTC
5 points
0 comments17 min readEA link

Devel­op­ing in­ter­ven­tions for pro­mot­ing proso­cial be­hav­ior might be more cost-effec­tive at in­creas­ing well-be­ing than pro­vid­ing psychotherapy

Falk Lieder22 Jul 2022 7:42 UTC
23 points
5 comments12 min readEA link
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