Questionable Research Practices Revisited

  title={Questionable Research Practices Revisited},
  author={Klaus Fiedler and Norbert Schwarz},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={45 - 52}
  • K. Fiedler, N. Schwarz
  • Published 1 January 2016
  • Psychology
  • Social Psychological and Personality Science
The current discussion of questionable research practices (QRPs) is meant to improve the quality of science. It is, however, important to conduct QRP studies with the same scrutiny as all research. We note problems with overestimates of QRP prevalence and the survey methods used in the frequently cited study by John, Loewenstein, and Prelec. In a survey of German psychologists, we decomposed QRP prevalence into its two multiplicative components, proportion of scientists who ever committed a… 

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