@Neuroskeptic: Fixing Science’s Chinese Wall
From “Fixing Science’s Chinese Wall” by Neuroskeptic:
[Researchers, journal editors, and peer reviewers] get to decide the fate of scientific results – knowing what those results are. So the desires of researchers get to influence what’s published, and the result is publication bias. This influence would be considered unscientific if it were allowed to happen within the conduct of a given experiment – but once the results are in, we allow it.
Yes, oh yes. I’m always looking for good quotes to use as ammunition in the scientific preregistration debate, and this one is going straight to my armory.