Richard McElreath and I wrote a paper about how incentives to publish can create conditions for the cultural evolution of low-quality research methods. It’s called The Natural Selection of Bad Science (coming soon to an open access journal near you), and it’s already gotten a few write-ups, for which I’m grateful. I mention this because the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)’s Character and Context blog asked me to write a post about the paper, which I did. Check it out.
Bad Science Evolves. Stopping It Means Changing Institutional Selection Pressures.