CMM Special Issue on “Questionable Research and Publication Practices in Communication Science”
Across the globe, scientific research communities are engaged in heated debates about scientific conduct and questionable research and publication practices (often referred to as the “sloppy science” debate). This debate centers on the prevalence of questionable scientific practices and on the extent to which such practices hinder scientific progress.
Although the debate originated in other research fields, it clearly is relevant to the practice of communication science. This special issue of Communication Method & Measures aims to spark a discussion about “sloppy science” in communication research – a critical reflection on our common research and reporting practices – with the goal of potentially improving our standards heading into the future.