ERIC Number: EJ1042141
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
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Welcoming Quality in Non-Significance and Replication Work, but Moving beyond the p-Value: Announcing New Editorial Policies for Quantitative Research in "JOAA"
McBee, Matthew T.; Matthews, Michael S.
Journal of Advanced Academics, v25 n2 p73-87 May 2014
The self-correcting nature of psychological and educational science has been seriously questioned. Recent special issues of "Perspectives on Psychological Science" and "Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts" have roundly condemned current organizational models of research and dissemination and have criticized the perverse incentive structure that tempts researchers into generating and publishing false positive findings. At the same time, replications are rarely attempted, allowing untruths to persist in the literature unchallenged. In this article, the editors of the "Journal of Advanced Academics" consider this situation and announce new policies for quantitative submissions. They are (a) an explicit call for replication studies; (b) new instructions directing reviewers to base their evaluation of a study's merit on the quality of the research design, execution, and written description, rather than on the statistical significance of its results; and (c) an invitation to omit statistical hypothesis tests in favor of reporting effect sizes and their confidence limits.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Periodicals, Replication (Evaluation), Hypothesis Testing, Effect Size, Policy, Editing, Peer Evaluation, Social Science Research, Research Design, Statistical Significance
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