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Chambers, C.: The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology: A Manifesto for Reforming the Culture of Scientific Practice (Hardcover and eBook) | Princeton University Press
"Psychological science has made extraordinary discoveries about the human mind, but can we trust everything its practitioners are telling us? In recent years, it has become increasingly apparent that a lot of research in psychology is based on weak evidence, questionable practices, and sometimes even fraud. The Seven Deadly Sins of Psychology diagnoses the ills besetting the discipline today and proposes sensible, practical solutions to ensure that it remains a legitimate and reliable science in the years ahead. In this unflinchingly candid manifesto, Chris Chambers draws on his own experiences as a working scientist to reveal a dark side to psychology that few of us ever see. Using the seven deadly sins as a metaphor, he shows how practitioners are vulnerable to powerful biases that undercut the scientific method, how they routinely torture data until it produces outcomes that can be published in prestigious journals, and how studies are much less reliable than advertised. He reveals how a culture of secrecy denies the public and other researchers access to the results of psychology experiments, how fraudulent academics can operate with impunity, and how an obsession with bean counting creates perverse incentives for academics. Left unchecked, these problems threaten the very future of psychology as a science—but help is here. Outlining a core set of best practices that can be applied across the sciences, Chambers demonstrates how all these sins can be corrected by embracing open science, an emerging philosophy that seeks to make research and its outcomes as transparent as possible."
book  publisher  psychology  social-science  science  replication 
october 2018 by tsuomela
The Lifespan of a Lie – Trust Issues – Medium
"The most famous psychology study of all time was a sham. Why can’t we escape the Stanford Prison Experiment?"
social-psychology  methods  replication  prison 
june 2018 by tsuomela
Rebecca Tuvel, Amy Cuddy, and “bullying” in academia.
Proposes an interesting overlap between reactions to Rebecca Tuval paper on transracialism and Amy Cuddy on power poses. Who is defending whom and why? What role do senior scholars play?
academia  intellectual  argument  social-media  outrage  harassment  replication  philosophy  science 
may 2017 by tsuomela
Scientific method: Statistical errors : Nature News & Comment
"P values, the 'gold standard' of statistical validity, are not as reliable as many scientists assume."
statistics  research  replication  methods  significance 
february 2014 by tsuomela
Replication studies: Bad copy : Nature News & Comment
"In the wake of high-profile controversies, psychologists are facing up to problems with replication."
psychology  science  replication  experiments  social-psychology  research 
july 2013 by tsuomela
Disputed results a fresh blow for social psychology : Nature News & Comment
"A paper published in PLoS ONE last week1 reports that nine different experiments failed to replicate this example of 'intelligence priming', first described in 1998 (ref. 2) by Ap Dijksterhuis, a social psychologist at Radboud University Nijmegen in the Netherlands, and now included in textbooks."
psychology  social-psychology  replication  experiment  priming  intelligence 
april 2013 by tsuomela
The Strange Ontology of Signs « Larval Subjects .
In experimenting with the idea of treating signs as replicators, I am basically pushing signs in the direction of a reduction to sign-vehicles and semiotic-objects, getting rid of the interpretant that treats the signs as a type over and above instances of the sign
philosophy  objects  speculative-realism  semiotic  signs  replication  memes 
august 2009 by tsuomela

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