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The Perils of ‘Bite Size’ Science

The Perils of ‘Bite-Sized Science’

Bite-Size Science, False Positives, and Citation Amnesia

The perils of ‘bite-size’ science

Short, fast, and frequent: Those 21st-century demands on publication have radically changed the news, politics, and culture—for the worse, many say. Now an article in January’s Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal published by the Association for Psychological Science, aims a critique at a similar trend in psychological research. The authors, psychologists Marco Bertamini of the University of Liverpool and Marcus Munafò of the University of Bristol, call it “bite-size science”—papers based on one or a few studies and small samples.... More>