I have already written about p-hacking and John Oliver explained how it’s done very well in his show (the video is embedded in my previous post about it). Statistical significance is – within the social siences – when you can be 95 % sure that your results are not produced purely randomly. But that isn’t something […]
If you have a few minutes, I would like to recommend to you the brilliant talk of Prof. Dan Gilbert (Harvard University) on the most important aspects of life: marriage, money and children. And maybe – just maybe – you will think differently about one of these domains of life after watching the talk.
A national study conducted in the US wanted to find out whether or not there is any gender bias in the hiring practices within STEM fields. Willians and Ceci (2015) found out that women are favored when applying for tenure-track positions by a 2:1 margin over men. The researchers had faculty members rate fictitious equally […]
Have you heard about the replication crisis? The term generally refers to the current situation in psychology – but also other research domains – that most findings cannot be replicated. This means that if the exact same study is done again, different results occur. How can that be?