by Delia Lenzi
A very interesting study by Boekel and colleagues tries to replicate previous studies linking brain structure to behavior. No surprise that they didn’t get much out of it. The reasons are well known: from optional stopping (i.e., continuing data collection until p<.05) to cherry-picking (e.g., reporting only those variables, conditions, or analyses that yield the desired result).
And all these kind of results, once published, are like no turning back space debris sent in the space. You never now how far they will go…
Enjoy the reading!