If an experiment is any good, the process needs to be replicated. That requires some details on the methods researchers used.
But, uh, how detailed, exactly?
Here are some classics:
Water stress was applied to the plants until we felt we had achieved an odd sort of victory over them #overlyhonestmethods
— Hope Jahren (@HopeJahren) January 8, 2013
We used jargon instead of plain English to prove that a decade of grad school and postdoc made us smart. #overlyhonestmethods
— Ethan Perlstein (@eperlste) January 8, 2013
— Holly Menninger (@DrHolly) January 8, 2013
The instrument was inoperable during this period because somebody hit one of the switches with their arse. #overlyhonestmethods
— Will Morgan (@willtmorgan) January 8, 2013
"Our results were non-significant at p>0.05, but they're humdingers at p>0.1" :) #overlyhonestmethods
— Richard L. Vance (@RLombardVance) January 8, 2013
You can download our code from the URL supplied. Good luck downloading the only postdoc who can get it to run, though #overlyhonestmethods
— Ian Holmes (@ianholmes) January 8, 2013
A detailed sedimentary log was carried out at this locality, because there was a comfy rock to sit down on beside it #overlyhonestmethods
— Christopher Jennings (@chrsphr) January 8, 2013
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.