Better Scientific Research

The New York Times:

Fraud Case Seen as a Red Flag for Psychology Research” (news article, Nov. 3) discussed my concerns about current scientific practices within the context of a critique of psychology. I believe that the practice of publishing only a portion of collected data can enable scientists to present a biased perspective, even inadvertently (as I discuss in a recent Nature commentary).

However, neither such biases nor the entirely different case of outright fraud are unique to psychology. Both are problems faced across disciplines. Indeed, psychology should be applauded for detailing how current scientific practices can lead to erroneous conclusions.

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