Underreporting in Psychology Experiments

  title={Underreporting in Psychology Experiments},
  author={Annie Franco and Neil Malhotra and G{\'a}bor Simonovits},
  journal={Social Psychological and Personality Science},
  pages={12 - 8}
Many scholars have raised concerns about the credibility of empirical findings in psychology, arguing that the proportion of false positives reported in the published literature dramatically exceeds the rate implied by standard significance levels. A major contributor of false positives is the practice of reporting a subset of the potentially relevant statistical analyses pertaining to a research project. This study is the first to provide direct evidence of selective underreporting in… 

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