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Controversial software is proving surprisingly accurate at spotting errors in psychology papers

Press/Media: Expert Comment

28/11/2017

When Dutch researchers developed an open-source algorithm designed to flag statistical errors in psychology papers, it received mixed reaction from the research community—especially after the free tool was run on tens of thousands of papers and the results were posted online. Many questioned the accuracy of the algorithm, named statcheck, or said the exercise amounted to public shaming.

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