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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the editorial policy of Social Psychological and Personality Science or its sponsoring associations, which are responsible for setting editorial policy for the journal.] do you feel frustrated by all the different opinions about what good... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2017 at sometimes i'm wrong
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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the editorial policy of Social Psychological and Personality Science or its sponsoring associations, which are responsible for setting editorial policy for the journal.] This is a guest post by Katie Corker on behalf of a... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2017 at sometimes i'm wrong
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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the editorial policy of Social Psychological and Personality Science or its sponsoring associations, which are responsible for setting editorial policy for the journal.] lipstick on a hippo before modern regulations, used car dealers didn't have... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2017 at sometimes i'm wrong
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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the editorial policy of Social Psychological and Personality Science or its sponsoring associations, which are responsible for setting editorial policy for the journal.] i've been bitching and moaning for a long time about the low... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the editorial policy of Social Psychological and Personality Science or its sponsoring associations, which are responsible for setting editorial policy for the journal.] it can be tempting, when contemplating the onslaught that science is likely... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the positions or policies of any institution with which I am affiliated.] i can't even begin to imagine how many times in her life hillary clinton has had to bite her tongue. through everything, through... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the editorial policy of Social Psychological and Personality Science or its sponsoring associations, which are responsible for setting editorial policy for the journal.] he makes it look easy. i wasn't going to write a blog... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the editorial policy of Social Psychological and Personality Science or its sponsoring associations, which are responsible for setting editorial policy for the journal.] bear, having recently joined SIPS i have found scientific utopia.* sometimes, when... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the editorial policy of Social Psychological and Personality Science or its sponsoring associations, which are responsible for setting editorial policy for the journal.] elephant seal, throwing his weight around when i started my first job... Continue reading
Posted Jun 28, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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[DISCLAIMER: The opinions expressed in my posts are personal opinions, and they do not reflect the editorial policy of Social Psychological and Personality Science or its sponsoring associations, which are responsible for setting editorial policy for the journal.] it felt like a confessional. 'sometimes, we say we predicted things that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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Social Psychological and Personality Science is now accepting submissions for a forthcoming special issue on “New developments in research methods for social/personality psychology.” Recent advances in research design (e.g., crossed designs; Westfall, Kenny, & Judd, 2014), analysis (e.g., Bayesian approaches; Wagenmakers et al., under review), and meta-science (e.g., p-curve; Simonsohn,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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one of the themes of the replicability movement has been the Campaign for Real Data (Kaiser, 2012). the idea is that real data, data that haven't been touched up by QRPs, are going to be imperfect, sometimes inconsistent. part of what got us into this mess is the expectation that... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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there are so many (very good) stories already about the RP:P, it's easy to feel like we're overreacting. but there is a lot at stake. some people feel that the reputation of our field is at stake. i don't share that view. i trust the public to recognize that this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 4, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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what, me worry? several people have told me recently that they are incredibly depressed about the news from psychology (and medicine, and political science, and economics, and biology...). which has made me wonder, why am i completely fine? let's be real. one reason i'm not upset is because i have... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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if you read my blog, you might think everything is shit and we might as well go drink whiskey and play euchre. that's definitely plan b. but for now, i'm sticking with plan a: SIPS.* you should come, too. Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS)** Inaugural Meeting June... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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the struggle is real. this blog post is an attempt to lay out my reasoning about why i think it's safe to conclude that p-hacking is a big problem, and false positives are a big problem, as clearly and bluntly as i can. there have been grumblings online about a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 8, 2016 at sometimes i'm wrong
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beautiful things happen when people make their data publicly available. from 1895 to 1903, one anonymous man kept track of his nocturnal emissions every day.* in 1904, he published an analysis of seasonal effects in his eight years of data. because few statistical techniques had been invented for analyzing these... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2015 at sometimes i'm wrong
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reviewer 2 is not buying it. i've had a blog post stuck in my head* for a few months now, and the new post on datacolada.org is finally spurring me to write it. i'll admit it. i'm reviewer 2. i'm the one who doesn't quite believe that you're telling the... Continue reading
Posted Dec 2, 2015 at sometimes i'm wrong
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A Tale of Two Papers By Michael Inzlicht Change is afoot in psychology. After years of bickering on social media and handwringing about whether our field is or is not in serious trouble, some consensus is emerging. Although we might not agree on the severity of our problems, almost no... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at sometimes i'm wrong
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lazy dog. hi there. i'm here to lecture you about power again. it's what i do for fun. collecting data is hard. large samples take time, and resources. i am sympathetic to the view that it's sometimes ok to have small samples. but if you're doing a typical social/personality lab... Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2015 at sometimes i'm wrong
the post below was written by laura scherer following a brief interaction we had on the ISCON facebook page, followed by a few facebook messages back and forth. i think this is a great example of the kind of thoughtful contribution we could be seeing more of if we could... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at sometimes i'm wrong
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near holland, mi some people worry that having a loud and public debate about the reproducibility of psychology findings may be detrimental to our public image. in this blog post, i make the bold argument that not only is this not what will happen, but if we have a public... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2015 at sometimes i'm wrong
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remember how i like to tell journal editors how to do their job? well..... i am super excited to be starting my stint as editor in chief of Social Psychological and Personality Science, a journal that belongs to a consortium of four organizations (SPSP, SESP, EASP, and ARP), is co-sponsored... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2015 at sometimes i'm wrong
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sometimes i read a paper with three studies, and the key results have p-values of .04, .03 and .045. and i feel like a jerk for not believing the results. sometimes i am skeptical even when i see a single p-value of .04.* is that fair? mickey inzlicht asked a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 9, 2015 at sometimes i'm wrong
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Excuses for Data Peeking Guest Post by Don Moore and Liz Tenney Good research practice says you pre-specify your sample size and you wait until the data are in before you analyze them. Is it ever okay to peek early? This question stimulated one of the more interesting discussions that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2015 at sometimes i'm wrong