“The prevalence of statistical reporting errors in psychology (1985-2013)” published at Behavior Research Methods

October 2015

In this paper we use the automated procedure “statcheck” to extract over 250.000 p-values from 30.000 psychology articles and check whether they are consistent.

We find that half of the articles contain at least one inconsistency, and 1 in 8 articles contains a gross inconsistency that affects the statistical conclusion. The prevalence of inconsistencies seems to be stable over time.

The article is Open Access and available here: http://link.springer.com/article/10.3758/s13428-015-0664-2

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