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Descriptive ulcerative counterintuitiveness

An interesting little discussion popped up in the wild and wooly new media world in science (e.g., podcasts and twitter) concerning the relative merits of “descriptive” vs “hypothesis” driven designs. All, mind you, indirectly caused by the paper that keeps … Continue reading

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Robust Findings in Personality Psychology

Contributors to this blog (in alphabetical order a la the economists) David Condon, Chris Fraley, Katie Corker, Rodica Damian, M Brent Donnelan, Grant Edmonds, David Funder, Don Lynam, Dan Mroczek, Uli Orth, Alexander Schackman, Uli Schimmack, Chris Soto, Brent Roberts, … Continue reading

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Lessons we’ve learned about writing the empirical journal article

How about a little blast from the past?  In rooting around in an old hard drive searching for Pat Hill’s original CV [1], I came across a document that we wrote way back in 2006 on how to write more … Continue reading

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It’s deja vu all over again

I seem to replicate the same conversation on Twitter every time a different sliver of the psychological guild confronts open science and reproducibility issues. Each conversation starts and ends the same way as conversations I’ve had or seen 8 years … Continue reading

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Yes or No 2.0: Are Likert scales always preferable to dichotomous rating scales?

A while back, Michael Kraus (MK), Michael Frank (MF) and me (Brent W Roberts, or BWR; M. Brent Donnellan–MBD–is on board for this discussion so we’ll have to keep our Michaels and Brents straight) got into a Twitter inspired conversation … Continue reading

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Eyes wide shut or eyes wide open?

There have been a slew of systematic replication efforts and meta-analyses with rather provocative findings of late. The ego depletion saga is one of those stories. It is an important story because it demonstrates the clarity that comes with focusing … Continue reading

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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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