Episode 3 - Questionable Research Practices by ReproducibiliTea Podcast published on 2018-07-24T10:36:24Z Episode 3 - Questionable Research Practices This week we discuss the prevalence of questionable research practices in John, Lowenstein, & Prelec “Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices With Incentives for Truth Telling” http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0956797611430953 Highlights: [2:00] What are questionable research practices? [3:00] QRP as a political term [6:00] a pinch of transparency [8:00] QRPs as a grey area? [12:00] Does defining a QRP as ‘just’ questionable water down the message of ‘this is wrong’? [14:00] Do John, Lowenstein, & Prelec practice what they preach in this paper? We discuss the methodology [19:30] Figure 1 - What do we see? “Everybody’s doing it” [22:00] Passing on QRPs throughout the (research) generations [24:30] Defending QRPs [28:00] What would the QRP rates look like now? [29:30] You can't round down p values to be less than .05, stop cheating [30:30] Figure 2 - “I’m fine and so are my collaborators, its other people that I doubt…” [33:00] Our job is to be critical. We get sad about the pushback to being critical on QRPs [35:00] Sam tries desperately to find a silver lining, Sophia advocates arson.