In Defense of HARKing

  title={In Defense of HARKing},
  author={Jeffrey B. Vancouver},
  journal={Industrial and Organizational Psychology},
  pages={73 - 80}
  • J. B. Vancouver
  • Published 1 March 2018
  • Psychology
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Science is a complex task. It involves the creation and dissemination of knowledge. The creation of knowledge requires identifying and abstracting patterns (i.e., identifying phenomena and theorizing about the processes that bring it about), as well as systematically observing to better see and quantify the patterns (e.g., effect size estimating) or assess the validity of the abstractions used to explain the patterns (i.e., theory testing). To help (a) hone in on what observations would be… 

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