‘Publish or Perish’ and the Small Sample-Size Problem

Science has progressed much by using the experimental method, because it allows us to control many of the important variables including they key independent variable, and it allows us to randomly assign subjects to the treatment or control group, so we can control for confounding variables. I will give a short intro to the experimental... Continue Reading →

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Why Do Scientists Engage in Fraud, and What Can We Do About It?

In the last few years many cases of scientific fraud have been uncovered. Fraud is defined as: “Wrongful or criminal deception intended to result in financial or personal gain” by the Oxford Dictionary. In the case of scientific papers several forms of fraud are imaginable, such as deliberately citing other sources wrongly in the theory... Continue Reading →

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