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IN THE NEWS: NY Times (July 16, 2018)

[From the article “Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny” by Benedict Carey, published in the NY Times]  “The urge to pull down statues extends well beyond the public squares of nations in turmoil. Lately it has been stirring the air in…

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Pre-Registration? Meet Publication Bias

[From the blog post, “What Is Preregistration For?” by Neuroskeptic, published at Discover Magazine] “The paper reports on five studies which all address the same general question. Of these, Study #3 was preregistered and the authors write that it was performed after…

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Not So Sure Anymore About that Paper You Published? Maybe the Loss of Confidence Project Is For You.

[From the blog post, “Scientists Rarely Admit Mistakes. A New Project Wants to Change That.” by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, published at Undark] “IN SEPTEMBER 2016, the psychologist Dana Carney came forward with a confession: She no longer believed the findings of…

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IN THE NEWS: Wall Street Journal (June 19, 2018)

[From the opinion article, “Undergrads Can Improve Psychology” by Russell Warne and  Jordan Wagge, published at http://www.wsj.com%5D “A lot of what we think we know about human psychology is bunk. That’s because experimental psychology has a “replication crisis”: Too many…

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Gelman Post on “Failure of Failure to Replicate” a Great Read

Andrew Gelman had a great post yesterday that highlights a major issue — a really major issue — with replication. The problem is, there is no commonly accepted definition of what a “replication” is. Even when a definition is provided,…

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Journal of Economic Psychology Calls for Papers for Special Replication Issue

[From the website of the Journal of Economic Psychology announcing a special issue on “Replications in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics”] “In this special issue, we aim to contribute to ongoing efforts in both disciplines to test the replicability of…

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IN THE NEWS: Buzzfeed (April 4, 2018)

[From the article, “Hundreds of Researchers Are Trying to Replicate High-Profile Psychology Studies” by Stephanie M. Lee in Buzzfeed] “More than 400 psychologists worldwide are teaming up to fight a looming problem in their field: headline-making research that doesn’t hold up.”…

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LEBEL: Curate Science – 2017 Year in Review and Upcoming Plans for 2018

Curate Science (CurateScience.org) is an online platform to track, organize, and interpret replications of published findings in the social sciences, with a current focus on the psychology literature. We had a very productive year in 2017. Here are some highlights…

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Turn Your Lack of Confidence Into a Co-Authored Publication!

[From a blog on the “Loss of Confidence Project” posted at https://lossofconfidence.com/.] “The aim of this project is to destigmatize declaring a loss of confidence in one’s own research finding within the field of psychology. We are collecting statements of loss…

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POV: Registered Reports Versus Results-Free Peer Reviews

The main difference between “registered reports” and “results-free peer reviews” is timing of data analysis.  With registered reports, plans are registered and reviewed before data are collected and analyzed.  With results-free peer reviews, everything is completed, but the reviewers are…

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