Dr Jan Feld

The mixed bag of science: which scientific studies should you trust?

Imagine a well conducted study showing that homeopathy works. What do you do as a good skeptic? Welcome homeopathy into the realm of respectable science or hold your ground and insist that homeopathy is bullshit? In his talk, Jan explores to what degree we should trust scientific studies. He explains why many findings don’t replicate and why business-as-usual won’t solve the problem. Luckily, there is a solution: Super Studies. Tune in to his talk to see what they are and why they will clean up the social sciences.


Dr Jan Feld is a senior lecturer in Economics at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He has published articles on a wide range of topics in economics, psychology and linguistics. Jan also teaches statistics and econometrics and mulls over how we can collectively produce empirical research that is more reliable.