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A method to streamline p-hacking
June 16, 2021

The analytic strategy of p-hacking has rapidly accelerated the achievement of psychological scientists’ goals (e.g., publications & tenure), but has suffered…

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Scaling the y-axis
May 29, 2020

One of our colleagues sent us this interesting image from a national TV station. Even though the topic is very sad…

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Fun, fun, fun…
March 31, 2020

A mathematician, a physicist, and a statistician went hunting for deer. When they chanced upon one buck lounging about, the mathematician…

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Fun Section January 2020
February 1, 2020

A funny way to show the importance of describing your study/experiment in most detail and to be transparent and precise so…

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Parachute use to prevent death and major trauma when jumping from aircraft: randomized controlled trial
December 18, 2019

Objective: To determine if using a parachute prevents death or major traumatic injury when jumping from an aircraft.Design: Randomized controlled trial.Setting: Private or commercial…

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Maze with cheese enters human trials following decades of testing on mice
November 22, 2019

Maze with cheese enters human trials following decades of testing on mice“After thousands of rounds of animal testing going back to…

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A FAIRy tale
November 22, 2019

Once upon a time in the beautiful kingdom of Datamania lived a prince named Prince Fairhair. Though he was gentle as…

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Long-Awaited Medical Study Questions the Power of Prayer
August 12, 2019

The question whether prayer can heal illness has for years been the subject of speculation.To once and for all obtain an…

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Everything we eat causes cancer – or cures it!
May 31, 2019

For their 2013 paper ‘Is everything we eat associated with cancer? A systematic cookbook review‘, Jonathan D Schoenfeld and John PA…

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Death is certain, the time is not
March 11, 2019

Finally, the first scientific study to examine the mortality and survival in Game of Throneshas been published (LINK). The authors found that…

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The hidden message
December 20, 2018

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Guidelines rule! And not only in the area of preclinical biomedical research
December 20, 2018

Thanks to this ‘Christmas Tree Decoration Guide’ we can finally decorate a Christmas tree properly and in a reproducible manner…

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Do Boring Speakers Really Have Longer Lectures? Science Finally Has An Answer
November 17, 2018

When attending an international conference, Robert M. Ewers, professor of ecology at Imperial College London, found that 34 interesting talks lasted,…

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New Quality System in Football!
July 9, 2018

Like most of our readers, colleagues and friends, we cannot imagine doing anything these days without taking the football world cup into…

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The latest career strategy
January 23, 2018

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Asking a question makes writing abstracts easy
December 19, 2017

Writing papers that have titles posed as questions isn’t very common, but perhaps it should be. It makes wiritng the abstract…

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Biologist talks to a statistician
November 10, 2017

Does this conversation sounds familiar?

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How to write successful grants in 1920
August 17, 2017

Submitted by the German Biochemist and Nobel laureate, Otto Warburg (1883-1970) to the ‘Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft’ (Emergency Association of German…

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John Oliver on Scientific Studies
August 17, 2017

John Oliver commenting on the problem and even featuring Brian Nosek!

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Blinding – does it really have an impact?
October 11, 2016

Zubin Mehta, conductor of the Los Angeles Symphony from 1964 to 1978 and of the New York Philharmonic from 1978 to…

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