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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.