20111105 the psychologist
the psychologist october 2011
The 'difference in differences' error
...This sparked a defence of the discipline on Twitter, with psychologist such as Sarah Jayne Blakemore(University College London) commenting that 'Psychologists tend to be better at testing for interactions than other areas of neuroscience. It's drilled into us.'
The Psychologist contacted Nieuwenhuis for his views. 'It's hard to say where psychology ends and neuroscience starts,' he commented, 'but I think we can safely say that less than 25 per cent of the authors of the reviewed articles were trained in psychology. So most people who made the error were trained as neuroscientists(or biologists, etc.). We also found that the error was more common in the lower-level neuroscience disciplines, which are far from psychology...
November 5, 2011, Saturday,
National Central Library,