Along with many other psychologists, I’ve been closely following (and participating in) the ongoing discussion about finding ways to effectively improve the shortcomings in our field’s research methods. Given that the Stapel fraud case was an important spark to these discussions, I read Yudhijit Bhattacharjee’s article, The Mind of a Con Man, in this week’s New York Times Magazine with great interest.
Tag Archive: replication
An update on Simonsohn’s recently posted paper in which I discuss one of the techniques used to confirm Simonsohn’s suspicions of fraud. The results of the analysis make it clear that the data was not generated by real subjects.
Part 2 of my two-part series on conceptual replication: how conceptual replication can prevent us from replicating our mistakes with a look back at the history of Cognitive Dissonance Theory.
Here is the short commentary that I wrote about conceptual replication for the May issue of The Psychologist. It explains why conceptual replication is integral to social psychology research and why it can seem strange to people in the hard sciences.