Posted: February 27th, 2012 | Author: Sven | Filed under: fraud, Research Data | Tags: investigation, manipulation, Publications, Research Data | Comments Off on Psychology: The Rise of false-positive Findings
In the November 2011 Issue of Psychological Science, Joseph P. Simmons, Leif D. Nelson and Uri Simonsohn published an interesting article about the undisclosed flexibility in data collection, analysis, and reporting that leads to an increase of actual false-positive rates in psychology. The researchers stated that it is unacceptably easy to publish “statistically significant” evidence consistent with any hypothesis.
The major problem they found is what they call the “researcher degrees of freedom” – or to be more correct: the decisions researchers making within a research process: e.g. what observations should be included or rejected? How much data should be collected? Which control variables should be used?
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Posted: October 26th, 2011 | Author: Sven | Filed under: Projects | Tags: Citation, Datasets, Guide, Publications | Comments Off on Guide: How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications
The Digital Curation Centre (DCC) has published another in its series of How- to Guides: ‘How to Cite Datasets and Link to Publications‘ by Alex Ball and Monica Duke of the DCC. It explains how researchers can create links between their publications and the underlying data, so that each can be found from the other.
It also provides advice for repository managers and data archivists wishing to make their data holdings easier to cite.
The guide is available here.