Life after P-Hacking

Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, 17-19 January 2013

38 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2013  

Joseph P. Simmons

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

Leif D. Nelson

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business

Uri Simonsohn

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School

Date Written: 2013

Abstract

In this presentation, we discussed how researchers' commitment to avoid p-hacking will affect their research lives. One conclusion is that most experimental research cannot be successful without at least 50 observations per condition.

Keywords: false-positive psychology, research methods

Suggested Citation

Simmons, Joseph P. and Nelson, Leif D. and Simonsohn, Uri, Life after P-Hacking (2013). Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA, 17-19 January 2013. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2205186 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2205186

Joseph P. Simmons (Contact Author)

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School ( email )

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Leif D. Nelson

University of California, Berkeley - Haas School of Business ( email )

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Uri Simonsohn

University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School ( email )

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