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False-Positive Psychology: Undisclosed Flexibility in Data Collection and Analysis Allows Presenting

I did not post anything last week. Probably, because I was so busy trying to understand this really technical article that I am posting today. It is an important reminder for those of us who soak up the newest research findings in human and professional development: "Just because it's published does not mean it's true". The research world is competitive and a researcher's motivation can encourage bias in study design that significantly increases the risk of a false positive. In fact, some argue that most research findings published these days is actually false. Read more...

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