Real Data Are Messy

Over at the sometimes i’m wrong blog, psychologist Michael Inzlicht tells A Tale of Two Papers.

Inzlicht describes how, as associate editor at the Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, he rejected a certain manuscript. He did so despite the fact that the peer review reports had been very positive. The article reported 7 studies, all of which found nice, statistically significant evidence for the hypothesis in question.

So why reject it? Because, to Inzlicht, it was just too good

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