I’m excited to report that Max Cairns’s PhD work on the Diamond Ratio (DR) has been accepted for publication by the British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology. The preprint of the final accepted version is here. The Original DR …

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Replacement heart valves, bypasses, transplants: Cardiac surgery research has given us these life-saving goodies, and more. Now this vital research field has joined many others in appreciating the damage that reliance on p values can bring. Our critical review (here) …

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Trying to debunk a conspiracy theory by presenting facts and evidence often doesn’t work ☹ Perhaps prebunking, by giving insight into why fake news can appear credible, might help? To put it another way, psychological inoculation presents a mild form …

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This is a post for the nerds, fine people that we are. Actually, everyone needs to think about reporting style, especially for statistical stuff. The APA Publication Manual is the bible of APA Style, also perhaps the bane of some …

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In ITNS we used ‘dunbiased’ to refer to the debiased estimate of Cohen’s δ, which is Cohen’s standardised effect size in the population. In UTNS I used ‘dunb’. But now ‘Hedges’s g’ seems to be gaining currency as a label …

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A great new preprint by Marie Delacre (at Université Libre de Bruxelles, marie.delacre@ulb.be) and colleagues (Daniel Lakens, Christophe Ley, Limin Liu, & Christophe Leys) throws valuable light on this question. The title is: Why Hedges’ gs* based on the non-pooled …

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In brief The Journal of Physiology is embracing a number of Open Science practices and has just published an editorial highly critical of the p value. Yay! In less brief Simon Gandevia, of the NeuRA research institute in Sydney, has …

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