Category: open science

Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science (SIPS) was founded a few years ago and is the largest and primary international member organisation for open and replicable science in psychological science. I have attended three SIPS conferences: the second (Charlottesville, 2017), the third (Grand Rapids, 2018), and the fourth (Rotterdam, 2019). I have co-organised a […]

Myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1 or MMD1) is an autosomal dominant neuromuscular disorder caused by mutations in the DMPK gene, located on chromosome 19. The gene in a healthy individual contains 5-34 copies of a CTG trinucleotide repeat. Any number of repeats beyond this number is classified as DM1. There is a statistically significant correlation–albeit […]

P-hacking and other questionable research practices were described in the scientific literature as early as 1830 by Charles Babbage in his book “Reflections on the Decline of Science in England and on Some of Its Causes”. That was 189 years ago, and he was not the first: “That science has long been neglected and declining […]