A draft policy on academic ethics has proposed to hand out “stringent punishment” to those indulging in “large-scale” plagiarism and data fraud in academic works and research, saying such practices should be considered as a “very serious offence”.
James C.CoyneIn India, "A draft policy on academic ethics has proposed to hand out 'stringent punishment' to those indulging in 'large-scale' plagiarism and data fraud.
The Headspace app increased users’ critical thinking and being open-minded. So did practicing a sham mindfulness procedure- participants simply sat with their eyes closed, but thought they were meditating.
James C.CoyneHeadspace mindfulness training app no better than a fake #mindfulness procedure for improving critical thinking, open-mindedness, and well-being.
I pursued this after the failure of PLOSONE to make the researchers hand over the data in compliance with the journal policy. The researchers relied on...
James C.CoyneHere's @johnthejack explaining how he fought the #PACE investigators who have been refusing to release their @PLOSONE data. Looks like John won. "Vexacious bastard, sick patients should get something better to do," I am sure someone is saying.
A California law would make implicit-bias training mandatory for police, judges and doctors. That's a laudable idea. But there's no clear evidence it works.
James C.CoyneImplicit bias puts lives in jeopardy. Can mandatory training reduce the risk? Answer: no, a lot of psychologists will make money from #IAT and that is a perverse incentive for not debunking it.