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"Buried in bullshit": on problems with psychology (mentions refusal to give Coyne PACE Trial data)

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  1. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    "Buried in bullshit" (May 2016).

    From magazine of British Psychological Society

    On problems with research and the knowledge base in Psychology and what can be done to improve things.

    https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-29/may-2016/buried-bullshit

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    I found it interesting enough as somebody who reads quite a lot of psychological papers (mainly on ME/CFS) but it only touches on a lot of the issues.
     
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  2. Dolphin

    Dolphin Senior Member

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    Pity you have to follow the link to see they are talking about the PACE Trial.
     
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  3. JaimeS

    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Love the quote:

     
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    JaimeS Senior Member

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    Same journal, really cool:

    https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-28/march-2015/words-and-sorcery

     
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  5. sarah darwins

    sarah darwins I told you I was ill

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    Wow. Yes.
     
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    JaimeS Senior Member

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    I think one of Lipkin and Hornig's best attributes in their landmark cytokines paper was how easy it was to understand. Apart from the science language as necessary, it was quite clear what they were talking about and what they believed their work had shown.

    If you keep it all perfectly vague, you never have to be held to anything. If you're clear, it shows confidence in the work, that your work is open to refutation.
     

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