Episode 43

43: Death, taxes, and publication bias in meta-analysis (with Daniel Lakens)

May 5th, 2017

1 hr 2 mins 40 secs

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About this Episode

Daniel Lakens (Eindhoven University of Technology) joins James and Dan to talk meta-analysis.

Here’s what they cover:

  • Daniel’s opinion on the current state of meta-analysis
  • The benefit of reporting guidelines (even though hardly anyone actually follows them)
  • How fixing publication bias can fix science
  • Meta-analysis before and after that Bem paper
  • How to correct for publication bias
  • Whether meta-analyses are just published for the citations
  • The benefits of pre-registering meta-analysis
  • How we get people to share their data
  • How sharing data doesn’t just benefit others - it also helps you replicate your own analyses later
  • Success is tied to funding, no matter how “cheap” your research is
  • How people can say “yes” to cumulative science, but “no” to sharing data
  • Responding to mistakes
  • How to find errors in your own papers before submission
  • We ask Daniel: i) If he could should one slide to every introductory psychology lecture in the world, what would say?, ii) What has he changed his mind about in the last few years?, iii) The one book/paper he thinks everyone should read
  • Daniel also gives James and Dan ideas for their 50th episode

Links
Daniel on Twitter - @lakens
Daniel’s course - www.coursera.org/learn/statistical-inferences
Daniel’s blog - daniellakens.blogspot.no
Daniel’s recommended book - Understanding Psychology as a science https://he.palgrave.com/page/detail/?sf1=barcode&st1=9780230542303

Music credits: Lee Rosevere freemusicarchive.org/music/Lee_Rosevere/

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