Variability is not uniformily bad: The practices of psychologists generate research questions

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The practices of economists increase experimental reproducibility relative to those of selected psychologists but should not be universally adopted. Procedures criticized by Hertwig and Ortmann as producing variable data are valuable, instead, for generating questions. The procedure of choice should depend on the theoretical goal: measure a known factor or learn what factors are important and need to be measured.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Huettel, SA; Lockhead, G

Published Date

  • January 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 24 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 418 - 419

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0140-525X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1017/s0140525x01394141

Citation Source

  • Scopus