Replication Crisis: Challenges reporting on social sciences

When it comes to science journalism, there is a lot of contentious ground involved that can put off potential readers as studies are often used to generate click-bait headlines no sooner than other articles emerge that end up contradicting the previous study findings. Paired with the fact that the social and life sciences are substantially affected by the replication crisis - thus, making contradictory and unverifiable study claims a recurring theme - makes it difficult for readers to take journalistic entries on such studies seriously. However, there are a few ways to circumvent this matter without necessarily avoiding having to report on the social sciences. This entails a brief discussion of the few potential solutions when engaging in science journalism.

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