Ferric Fang coauthored a study on the fraction of retractions that result from misconduct, as opposed to errors.
GiveWell spoke with Dr. Fang as a part of our investigation of the cause of metaresearch. The subjects discussed included:
- The problems caused by insufficient funding for biomedical research, and Fang’s view that the biggest problem with biomedical research is lack of funding.
- Aspects of the practice of scientific research that would be desirable to study.