Monthly Archives: March 2015

How DARE you challenge me! Other than that I wish you would

I just wanted to briefly state that I welcome any challenges, critiques, criticisms, etc., to any and all that I post here. I would ask that they contain substance (i.e., not just ‘that’s so stupid” type, unless it is accompanied … Continue reading

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Why Physists Lie: The Language of Physics

In every academic field, an absolutely essential component is to create a set of “technical terms” (i.e., jargon) so that those outside the field don’t understand what you are saying but you still sound impressive. Physicists, however, have been faking … Continue reading

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Study Design III

The study we’ll be examining is Levine, E. E., & Schweitzer, M. E. (2014). Are liars ethical? On the tension between benevolence and honesty. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 53, 107-117. One of the first items of note is that … Continue reading

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Study Design II: Physics Research

I’m going to give a specific example of an actual design from an actual study in moral psychology research in part III, but I thought that, both for continuity’s sake and to emphasize the fact that there is no The … Continue reading

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Study Design: Part I

How hypotheses and experimental design rely on theory Originally, I was just going to write one post on the logic underlying studies in the sciences. By that I mean the ways in which scientists determine how to set-up experiments such … Continue reading

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