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Title:When science needs self-correcting
Author(s):Strand, Julia
Subject(s):retraction
honest retraction
self-correction in science
authorship
open science
replication
programming bugs
psychology research
self-retraction
Abstract:In 2018, I published a paper that reported the most interesting finding of my career. A year later, while trying to figure out why I couldn’t replicate the effect, I discovered a massive error in the original experiment. The central finding was the result of a software glitch and was completely untrue. I had published a paper with invalid data and false conclusions. I’m sharing this story to help normalize admitting errors. Although this process has been difficult, the consequences were much less dire than I’d feared. Changing culture is hard, but one step toward building better science is publicly revealing our own errors and showing how we fix them.
Issue Date:2020
Citation Info:Julia Strand. (2020). When Science Needs Self-Correcting. PsyArXiv Preprint. https://psyarxiv.com/2czsf/ . Copy in RISRS Collection
Genre:Working / Discussion Paper
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:https://psyarxiv.com/2czsf/
https://elemental.medium.com/when-science-needs-self-correcting-a130eacb4235
http://hdl.handle.net/2142/108860
Date Available in IDEALS:2020-10-15


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