- There is a reproducibility crisis in psychology.
- Outright fraud is rare. Soft forms of bad practice are the bigger problem.
- Most scientists are honest, but soft forms of bad practice emerge through self-deception or lack of awareness.
- The problem is worse in medical research, but that is no excuse for psychologists to resist reforms.
- Lists of new regulations are fine, but the core issue is that career incentive structures are not always aligned with truth discovery.
- Some data outcomes are rewarded more than other data outcomes. This is bad.
- Journals have little incentive to change this incentive structure themselves.
- But granting agencies can help, by increasing the grant award probability to scientists who submit to good practice journals. Can someone at NIH/NSF please do something about this?
If you have comments, they might already be addressed in my FAQ.