Statistical Rituals: The Replication Delusion and How We Got There

Publish or perish, the null ritual, improper incentives, the inference revolution, illusions of certainty, statistical power…

Gerd Gigerenzer looks back at trends in science to understand how the replication crisis came to be, particularly in his field of psychology and in biomedical science.

“Psychology departments need to begin teaching statistical thinking, not rituals, and journal editors should no longer accept manuscripts that report results as ‘significant’ or ‘not significant.’”

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