A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories

  title={A Vast Graveyard of Undead Theories},
  author={Christopher J. Ferguson and Moritz Heene},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={555 - 561}
  • C. Ferguson, M. Heene
  • Published 1 November 2012
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Perspectives on Psychological Science
Publication bias remains a controversial issue in psychological science. The tendency of psychological science to avoid publishing null results produces a situation that limits the replicability assumption of science, as replication cannot be meaningful without the potential acknowledgment of failed replications. We argue that the field often constructs arguments to block the publication and interpretation of null results and that null results may be further extinguished through questionable… Expand

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