Confessions of researchers: #overlyhonestmethods

Here is a collection of 17 post under the Twitter hashtag #overlyhonestmethods. My favorite: “We assume 50 Ivy League kids represent the general population, b/c ‘real people’ can be sketchy or expensive.” This doesn’t surprise me considering the number of undergraduates used in psychology studies

I wonder how many researchers could tell similar stories about research methods. These admissions don’t necessarily invalidate any of the findings but rather hint at the very human dimension present in conducting research studies.

(Disclaimer: of course it is difficult to know how many of these research method confessions are true.)

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