Diederik Stapel's fraudulent practice has highlighted the importance of replication in psychology. Does the famous study of Ap Dijksterhuis, which shows that thinking of professors improves test scores, survive a replication attempt?
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The quality of psychological research as currently published in academic journals is questionable because of possible 'data dredging'. It is time for psychologists to decide on a new publication model that would certainly alleviate this problem.
Analyzing a large corpus of the neuroscience literature we found that the same statistical error – comparing effect sizes by comparing their significance levels – is appearing throughout even the most prestigious journals in neuroscience.