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The Research Transparency Problem

Source: Business Insider, October 22, 2012

As a follow-up to their 2011 paper, "False Positive Psychology," Uri Simonsohn and colleague Leif Nelson developed a 21 word solution to the research transparency problem. Researchers should use the following statement as a disclosure when reporting results of a study:"We report how we determined our sample size, all data exclusions (if any), all manipulations, and all measures in the study." Simonsohn and Nelson hope that by use of the disclosure statement, the field of psychology research will become more transparent.


Powerful Number Nine

Source: Deadspin, January 31, 2011 

Research by Uri Simonsohn and colleague Devon Pope on drastic reductions for used car prices based on mileage above 99,999, the behaviors of SAT-takers who get a score with a 90 (e.g., 990, 1090, 1190), and baseball players striving to hit .300 appeared on the sports website Deadspin, in an excerpt from the book Scorecasting by Tobias J. Moskowitz and L. Jon Wertheim.