Low Hopes, High Expectations

  title={Low Hopes, High Expectations},
  author={Olivier Klein and S Doyen and Christophe Leys and Pedro A. Magalh{\~a}es De Saldanha da Gama and Sarah Miller and Laurence Questienne and Axel Cleeremans},
  journal={Perspectives on Psychological Science},
  pages={572 - 584}
This article revisits two classical issues in experimental methodology: experimenter bias and demand characteristics. We report a content analysis of the method section of experiments reported in two psychology journals (Psychological Science and the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology), focusing on aspects of the procedure associated with these two phenomena, such as mention of the presence of the experimenter, suspicion probing, and handling of deception. We note that such… 

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