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Making good on a promise

At the end of my previous blog “Because, change is hard“, I said, and I quote: “So, send me your huddled, tired essays repeating the same messages about improving our approach to science that we’ve been making for years and … Continue reading

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Because, change is hard

I reposted a quote from a paper on twitter this morning entitled “The earth is flat (p > 0.05): Significance thresholds and the crisis of unreplicable research.” The quote, which is worth repeating, was “reliable conclusions on replicability…of a finding … Continue reading

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A Most Courageous Act

The most courageous act a modern academic can make is to say they were wrong.  After all, we deal in ideas, not things.  When we say we were wrong, we are saying our ideas, our products so to speak, were … Continue reading

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A Commitment to Better Research Practices (BRPs) in Psychological Science

Scientific research is an attempt to identify a working truth about the world that is as independent of ideology as possible.  As we appear to be entering a time of heightened skepticism about the value of scientific information, we feel … Continue reading

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Andrew Gelman’s blog about the Fiske fiasco

Some of you might have missed the kerfuffle that erupted in the last few days over a pre-print of an editorial written by Susan Fiske for the APS Monitor about us “methodological terrorists”.  Andrew Gelman’s blog reposts Fiske’s piece, puts … Continue reading

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The Power Dialogues

The following is a hypothetical exchange between a graduate student and Professor Belfry-Roaster.  The names have been changed to protect the innocent…. Budlie Bond: Professor Belfry-Roaster I was confused today in journal club when everyone started discussing power.  I’ve taken … Continue reading

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Please Stop the Bleating

  It has been unsettling to witness the seemingly endless stream of null effects emerging from numerous pre-registered direct replications over the past few months. Some of the outcomes were unsurprising given the low power of the original studies. But … Continue reading

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