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One of the things that behavioural researchers should start doing is to write protocols, and those would require registration for publishing in journals, the same as is done for medical research. Then it would be obvious how many outcomes they actually used, which hopefully would make them limit themselves to one. Then they would only be troubled by odd results, which could be checked by replication.


Ken: there is indeed a debate about pre-registering studies. The concern may be that there are sometimes things you discover during the studies that may be real effects that weren't anticipated. So there is pushback.

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