Category: NEWS & EVENTS


The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: A Personal Example From the Authors?

[From the blog entitled “Oh, I hate it when work is criticized (or, in this case, fails in attempted replications) and then the original researchers don’t even consider the possibility that maybe in their original work they were inadvertently just…

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All Roads Lead to Rome?

[From the working paper, “Multiple Perspectives on Inference for Two Simple Statistical Scenarios” by van Dongen et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “When analyzing a specific data set, statisticians usually operate within the confines of their preferred inferential paradigm. For…

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IN THE NEWS: FiveThirtyEight (December 6, 2018)

[From the article “Psychology’s Replication Crisis Has Made The Field Better” by Christie Aschwanden, published at FiveThirtyEight] “The replication crisis arose from a series of events that began around 2011, the year that social scientists Uri Simonsohn, Leif Nelson and…

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Registered Reports Are Not Optimal?

[From the working paper, “Which findings should be published?” by Alexander Frankel and Maximilian Kasy] “There have been calls for reforms in the direction of non-selective publication. One proposal is to promote statistical practices that de-emphasize statistical significance … Another…

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How Should One Statistically Analyse a Replication? It Depends.

[From the preprint, “Statistical Analyses for Studying Replication: Meta-Analytic Perspectives” by Larry Hedges and Jacob Schauer, forthcoming in Psychological Methods] “Formal empirical assessments of replication have recently become more prominent in several areas of science, including psychology. These assessments have…

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JOB AD: Center for Open Science Looking for Someone With Economics Background

[From a Twitter post by Center for Open Science] “COS [Center for Open Science] has been awarded a 3-year grant for an upcoming replication project, and we are seeking someone with an economics background for our Project Coordinator position. Perfect…

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Redefining RSS

[From the blog “Justify Your Alpha by Decreasing Alpha Levels as a Function of the Sample Size” by Daniël Lakens, posted at The 20% Statistician] “Testing whether observed data should surprise us, under the assumption that some model of the data is…

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IN THE NEWS: New York Times (November 19, 2018)

[From the article, “Essay: The Experiments Are Fascinating. But Nobody Can Repeat Them” by Andrew Gelman, published in The New York Times] “At this point, it is hardly a surprise to learn that even top scientific journals publish a lot…

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Your One Stop Shop for the Pre-registration Debate

Recently the 59th annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in New Orleans played host to an interesting series of talks on how statistical methods should interact with the practice of science. Some speakers discussed exploratory model building, suggesting that this activity may not…

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The Research Integrity Police Are Coming To the Journal Near You

[From the article “To catch misconduct, journals are hiring research integrity czars” by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, published at STAT] “Christopher, an editorial assistant at FEBS — for Federation of European Biochemical Societies — Letters in Heidelberg, Germany, is…

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