Tag Archive: uri simonsohn

Oct 25

Reform from the Bottom Up


In recent months social psychologists have focused an increasing amount of attention on the soundness of their scientific methods. Although the problems we face are troubling, I believe that the renewed attention they are getting is a very positive trend because a self-critical approach is essential to ensuring the continuing health of the discipline. If, as a scientific community, we were to ignore problems as they became apparent, then our entire endeavor would be undermined. The question, then, is not whether we need to be improving the state of our science, but how we can do so most effectively.

Jul 22

Just Post It (update)

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.

Jul 20

Simonsohn’s Fraud Detection Technique Revealed

Uri Simonsohn’s “secret” paper describing the analyses he used to detect fraud in the Dirk Smeesters and Larry Sanna cases has now been submitted for publication and is available on SSRN. Simonsohn explains the analyses he used to detect and confirm the fraud and calls on journals to make the publication of raw data their default policy.