When Pre-Registration Isn’t Practical

[From the working paper, “Sound Inference in Complicated Research: A Multi-Strategy Approach” by Sanjay Srivastava, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “Preregistration is effective because it creates decision independence: analytic decisions are the same regardless of the specific and potentially spurious features of…

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Could The Best Way to Find the Truth Be To Hide It?

In a recent opinion piece in the journal Nature, ROBERT MACCOUN and SAUL PERLMUTTER argue that “blind analysis” techniques, originally developed in particle physics, could be useful for the social sciences as well.  For example, in testing whether X affects…

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