What replicates? Non-replicating studies from Camerer et al (2018) with commentary

Camerer et al, Evaluating the replicability of social science experiments in Nature and Science between 2010 and 2015, Nature Human Behavior, 2018 Being able to replicate scientific findings is crucial for scientific progress. We replicate 21 systematically selected experimental studies in the social sciences published in Nature and Science between 2010 and 2015. The replications…

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Political quiz results

Since people keep asking about my results on such tests, and because my position has been misrepresented (e.g. by Les Temps). There’s a lot of political tests online one can take, but some are more popular than others, and sensible. A popular choice is the libertarian-made, The World’s Smallest Political Quiz, a 10 item quiz…

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Against melatonin

So, some smart people say melatonin is useful for sleep deprivation. I submit that it doesn’t do much of anything. Take a random meta-analysis cited in favor: Brzezinski, A., Vangel, M. G., Wurtman, R. J., Norrie, G., Zhdanova, I., Ben-Shushan, A., & Ford, I. (2005). Effects of exogenous melatonin on sleep: a meta-analysis. Sleep medicine…

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