119: Rules of thumb

Episode 119 · November 2nd, 2020 · 56 mins 46 secs

About this Episode

Dan and James discuss how rules of thumbs in science, such as those often applied to sample sizes and effect sizes, lead to mindless research evaluation.

More info and links:

  • Is there any justifcation for holding back the public posting of data becuase you're not done with your analyses
  • We have a new episode partner, Scite!
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  • Lake Wobegon, were all the children are above average
  • The tweet from Marco Altini about his desk-rejected manuscript
  • Sample size rules-of-thumb
  • Effect size rules-of-thumb
  • Dan's effect size distribution paper (Here's the preprint if you don't have access to the paywalled version)
  • We have a live episode scheduled for the 18 November (4pm CET) as part of the Munin Conference on Scholarly Publising

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Music credits: [Lee Rosevere](freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/)

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Episode citation

Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2020, November 2) "119: Rules of thumb", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/UMXR7

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