Rein in the four horsemen of irreproducibility

“Yet many researchers persist in working in a way almost guaranteed not to deliver meaningful results. They ride with what I refer to as the four horsemen of the reproducibility apocalypse:

  • publication bias
  • low statistical power
  • P-value hacking, and
  • HARKing (hypothesizing after results are known).

My generation and the one before us have done little to rein these in.”