Esse post do Geomblog coloca esse assunto de uma maneira bem particular. Abaixo um pequeno relato:
So one thing I often look for when reviewing such papers is sensitivity: how well can the authors demonstrate robustness with respect to the parameter/algorithm choices. If they can, then I feel much more confident that the result is real and is not just an artifact of a random collection of knob settings combined with twirling around and around holding one’s nose and scratching one’s ear.
Aqui no site falamos um pouco sobre isso neste post.