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What does it mean to justify your statistical decisions?

Lakens and 87 other researches, including me, recently published a position paper on the p-level controversy. You can find the OSF-repo here: https://osf.io/by2kc/ Part of our argument is that instead of swallowing a specific alpha-threshold (e.g. 0.05 or 0.005) as gospel, every researcher is asked to justify her or his choices (ideally before data collection). What… Read more »

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Some Thoughts on Code Quality in Academia

I work in a neuroscience lab. Yet, during most day hours (and some night hours), I sit in front of a computer and write code. I guess you could group this code in three domains: Study Preparation This can be workspace definitions, protocols and scripts to run experiments, or low-level code to interface measurement devices…. Read more »

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Skin in the Game

There are a couple of tenured, influential professors who do not like data sharing and prefer rackets consentual collaboration. They write editorials in high-impact journals and call researchers who utilize open data „research parasites“. There are a couple of tenured, influential professors, who do like data sharing. They post blogs and rant on twitter and… Read more »