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.
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- Is there any justifcation for holding back the public posting of data becuase you're not done with your analyses
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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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