Mock reports

From the world of PoliSci, comes this discussion about the use of preregistration of studies and mock reports. It’s on my ever-lengthening “to read” list. My impression of this strategy (without reading the articles) is that research can be more informative if we openly specify our theory and predictions prior to collecting data to test the theory. This avoids the bias towards statistically significant results and the implicit post-hoc nature of current scientific publication practices.



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