When decision heuristics and science collide.

  title={When decision heuristics and science collide.},
  author={Erica C. Yu and Amber Marie Lehman Sprenger and Rick P. Thomas and Michael R. Dougherty},
  journal={Psychonomic bulletin & review},
  volume={21 2},
The ongoing discussion among scientists about null-hypothesis significance testing and Bayesian data analysis has led to speculation about the practices and consequences of "researcher degrees of freedom." This article advances this debate by asking the broader questions that we, as scientists, should be asking: How do scientists make decisions in the course of doing research, and what is the impact of these decisions on scientific conclusions? We asked practicing scientists to collect data in… CONTINUE READING