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Pizzagate: The problem's not with the multiple analyses, it's with the selective reporting of results (and with low-quality measurements and lack of quality control all over, but that's not the key part of the story) - Statistical Modeling, Causal Inferen
"Now consider someone like Wansink whose strengths as a researcher are: (a) a focus on topics that people really care about, (b) clever research designs. His weaknesses come in the areas of: (c) quality of measurements, and (d) reporting of results. I think he should stick with (a) and (b), work on (c), and resolve the problems with (d) by just reporting all his data. No need for him to set out to prove any statistical hypothesis, no need for him to learn a bunch of new statistical methods, he can just do what he does best. And I think this holds more generally. Yes, statistical methods can be important, but in large part that’s by motivating the careful measurement that’s typically necessary in order to get data worth analyzing in the first place.

… The connection [to the wider replication crisis] is that, in all these examples—the slop-fests coming out of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, and more careful papers reporting experiments or surveys with clear data trails—, strong conclusions were extracted from subsets of the data."
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6 weeks ago by phnk
Academic Journals RSS feeds
Someone else is pissed at Cambridge UP for dropping RSS <3
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january 2018 by phnk
Language Log » Beyond the zombies: How we might get out of the science publication disaster
"There are over a hundred well-established linguistics journals, and the great majority of them show no signs of wanting to change their publication model.

One can understand this, because individual scholars are not really affected by the disastrous situation."
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august 2017 by phnk
Poli-sci blogging has come far, and has far to go - Vox
"And generally I’m pleased to see that so many political scientists are choosing to engage publicly via blogging and social media. It wasn’t too long ago that this was considered a pretty nerdy and potentially career-damaging pursuit. Today it’s not only tolerated but encouraged. Last week, I met a junior faculty member who put her Twitter analytics statistics into her third-year review."
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may 2017 by phnk

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