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Clarke’s Law: Any sufficiently crappy research is indistinguishable from fraud (Pizzagate edition)

March 20, 2017
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Clarke’s Law: Any sufficiently crappy research is indistinguishable from fraud (Pizzagate edition)

This recent Pizzagate post by Nick Brown reminds me of our discussion of Clarke’s Law last year. P.S. I watched a couple more episodes of Game of Thrones on the plane the other day. It was pretty good! And so I continue to think this watching GoT is more valuable than writing error-ridden papers such […] The post Clarke’s Law: Any sufficiently crappy research is indistinguishable from fraud (Pizzagate edition)…

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Whassup, Pace investigators? You’re still hiding your data. C’mon dudes, loosen up. We’re getting chronic fatigue waiting for you already!

March 19, 2017
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Whassup, Pace investigators?  You’re still hiding your data.  C’mon dudes, loosen up.  We’re getting chronic fatigue waiting for you already!

James Coyne writes: For those of you who have not heard of the struggle for release of the data from the publicly funded PACE trial of adaptive pacing therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy, graded exercise therapy, and specialist medical care for chronic fatigue syndrome, you can access my [Coyne’s] initial call for release of the portion […] The post Whassup, Pace investigators? You’re still hiding your data. C’mon dudes, loosen up.…

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Fatal Lady

March 17, 2017
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Eric Loken writes: I guess they needed to add some drama to Hermine’s progress. [background here] P.S. The above post was pretty short. I guess I should give you some more material. So here’s this, that someone sent me: You’ve written written about problems with regression discontinuity a number of times. This paper that just […] The post Fatal Lady appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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Fair Warning

March 13, 2017
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Fair Warning

A few months ago we shared Rolf Zwaan’s satirical advice on how to conduct a research project in social psychology, write it up, and publicize it, under the principle of minimal effort in the research, maximum claims in the writeup, and maximal publicity in the aftermath. I called it, “From zero to Ted talk in […] The post Fair Warning appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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How is preregistration like random sampling and controlled experimentation

March 9, 2017
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How is preregistration like random sampling and controlled experimentation

In the discussion following my talk yesterday, someone asked about preregistration and I gave an answer that I really liked, something I’d never thought of before. I started with my usual story that preregistration is great in two settings: (a) replicating your own exploratory work (as in the 50 shades of gray paper), and (b) […] The post How is preregistration like random sampling and controlled experimentation appeared first on…

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Blind Alley

March 8, 2017
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Blind Alley

Paul Alper points in a comment to an excellent news article by James Glanz and Agustin Armendariz: Dr. Carlo Croce is among the most prolific scientists in an emerging area of cancer research . . . a member of the National Academy of Sciences, Dr. Croce has parlayed his decades-long pursuit of cancer remedies into […] The post Blind Alley appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science.

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Science communication is not a one-shot game

March 8, 2017
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Science communication is not a one-shot game

In our recent discussion of Ted doubling down on power pose, commenter Michael raised an interesting question: I think the general attitude of most people who work on communicating science to the public is that their responsibility is only to make sure that any information they present has a source with the proper credentials (published […] The post Science communication is not a one-shot game appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

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Low-power pose update: Ted goes all-in

February 28, 2017
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Low-power pose update:  Ted goes all-in

There’s a motto in poker: Fold or raise, never call. I thought of this after seeing this long interview with Amy “power pose” Cuddy at the Ted talk site. Ted’s really going all in on this one. The interview was 100% Cuddy with not a single link to any critical remarks. Here’s a partial list […] The post Low-power pose update: Ted goes all-in appeared first on Statistical Modeling, Causal…

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Note to Deborah Mayo

February 24, 2017
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I have a post coming on 2 Mar on preregistration that I think you’ll like. It unifies some ideas regarding statistical design and analysis, and in some ways it’s a follow-up to my Borscht Belt post. The post Note to Deborah Mayo appeared f...

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Division of labor and a Pizzagate solution

February 23, 2017
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Division of labor and a Pizzagate solution

I firmly believe that the general principles of social science can improve our understanding of the world. Today I want to talk about two principles—division of labor from economics, and roles from sociology—and their relevance to the Pizzagate scandal involving Brian Wansink, the Cornell University business school professor and self-described “world-renowned eating behavior expert for […] The post Division of labor and a Pizzagate solution appeared first on Statistical Modeling,…

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