Testing receptivity to pseudo-profound bullshit [new study]

The 2016 Ig Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Gordon Pennycook, James Allan Cheyne, Nathaniel Barr, Derek Koehler, and Jonathan Fugelsang for their scholarly study called “On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit”. Reference: “On the Reception and Detection of Pseudo-Profound Bullshit” in Judgment and Decision Making, Vol. 10, No. 6, November 2015, pp. 549–563. Since […]

Pseudoclarity on whether/how pseudoreplication is a pseudoproblem

Wading into the depths: “Pseudoreplication is a pseudoproblem,” Jeffrey C. Schank [pictured here], Thomas J. Koehnle,  Journal of Comparative Psychology, vol 123(4), Nov 2009, pp. 421-433. The authors explain: “Pseudoreplication is one of the most influential methodological issues in ecological and animal behavior research today. At its inception, the idea of pseudoreplication highlighted important concerns […]