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Raise Your Hand If You’ve Messed Up

[Excerpts taken from the article “When We’re Wrong, It’s Our Responsibility as Scientists to Say So” by  Ariella Kristal et al., published in Scientific American.] “What simple, costless interventions can we use to try to reduce tax fraud? As behavioral…

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A Scientific Fraud of Epic Proportions

[Excerpts taken from the article “A miracle cancer prevention and treatment? Not necessarily as the analysis of 26 articles by legendary Hans Eysenck shows” by Tomasz Witkowski and Maciej Zatonski, published in Science Based Medicine] “In May 2019 a report from an…

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Making Meta-Analyses “Open”: A How-To

[Excerpts taken from the article “Conducting a Meta-Analysis in the Age of Open Science: Tools, Tips, and Practical Recommendations” by David Moreau and Beau Gamble, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “In this tutorial, we describe why open science is important in the…

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An Assessment of Open Science Research Practices in Psychology: Lots of Talk But…

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Estimating the prevalence of transparency and reproducibility-related research practices in psychology (2014-2017)”, by Hardwicke, et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “…we manually examined a random sample of 250 articles to estimate the prevalence of several…

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Open Science Practices in the Social Sciences: A Progress Report

[Excerpts taken from the article “Open Science Practices are on the Rise: The State of Social Science (3S) Survey” by Christensen et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “…how many social scientists are adopting open science practices, and what are the…

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What Do Replications Tell Us About the Reliability of Meta-Analyses? Evidence from Psychology

[Excerpts taken from the article “Comparing meta-analyses and preregistered multiple-laboratory replication projects” by Amanda Kvarven, Eirik Strømland, and Magnus Johannesson, published in Nature Human Behaviour] “In the past 30 years, the number of meta-analyses published across scientific fields has been…

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One Question + Many Researchers = Many Different Answers

[Excerpts taken from the article “Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results” by Justin Landy and many others, posted at the preprint repository at the University of Essex] “…we introduce a crowdsourced approach to hypothesis testing….

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IN THE NEWS: Undark (November 20, 2019)

[Excerpts taken from the article “A Team Approach to Tackling the Psychology Replication Crisis” by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, published in Undark] “In 2008, psychologists proposed that when humans are shown an unfamiliar face, they judge it on two main dimensions:…

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And Now an “Inference Crisis”?

[Excerpts are taken from the article “Assessing Theoretical Conclusions With Blinded Inference to Investigate a Potential Inference Crisis” by Starns et al., published in Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science] “The replication crisis in science has led to…

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Reproducibility and Meta-Analyses: Two Great Concepts That Apparently Don’t Mix

[Excerpts taken from the report “Examining the Reproducibility of Meta-Analyses in Psychology: A Preliminary Report” by Daniel Lakens et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints ] “…given the broad array of problems that make it difficult to evaluate the evidential value…

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