Thursday, July 05, 2012

Uri Simonsohn's Killer App

It has been reported to be pretty good at flagging fraudulent data in research publications -- so good, in fact, that it has already led to resignation of a Dutch scientist; according to this Science Insider story, it has forced another (unnamed) perpetrator to resign.

And for all that, the killer app -- a new statistical technique -- is yet to be published.

Science Insider has been covering this very interesting development which, apparently, is sending panic waves into the community of social psychologists: