Online Bettors Can Sniff Out Weak Psychology Studies

  • Paul Smeets

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Paul Smeets was interviewed about a large replication study of articles published in Science and Nature 

Period7 Aug 2018

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  • TitleOnline Bettors Can Sniff Out Weak Psychology Studies
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Atlantic
    Media typePrint
    DescriptionPsychologists are in the midst of an ongoing, difficult reckoning. Many believe that their field is experiencing a “reproducibility crisis,” because they’ve tried and failed to repeat experiments done by their peers. Even classic results—the stuff of textbooks and TED talks—have proven surprisingly hard to replicate, perhaps because they’re the results of poor methods and statistical tomfoolery. These problems have spawned a community of researchers dedicated to improving the practices of their field and forging a more reliable way of doing science.
    Producer/AuthorEd Yong
    PersonsPaul Smeets