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Science

Object of Inquiry: Psychology’s Other (Non-replication) Problem

John Staddon

Psychological science, currently embroiled in a “replication crisis,” has a more difficult problem concerning the use of statistics. Psychologist John Staddon points out that deducing the causes of individual behavior from group studies, particularly when there is variability within groups, is a fatal error of psychological research today.

Societal Threats from Ideologically Driven Science

Edward J. Calabrese

Personal bias has gotten in the way of good science.