Rohrer J, DeBruine LM, Heyman T, Jones BC, Schmukle S, Silberzahn R, Uhlmann EL, Willen RM, Chabris C & Yarkoni T (2021). Putting the Self in Self-Correction. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 16(6): 1255-1269. doi: 10.1177/1745691620964106 [materials] [preprint]

Scientific self-correction is often construed as an outcome of the activities of the community as a whole. In contrast, cases in which researchers publicly point out errors in their own studies are rare and deemed unusual. Here, we argue that such individual self-corrections would be beneficial for the scientific community. In an online project, we invited researchers to submit statements describing how they have lost confidence in a finding they had previously published. We discuss questions that the Loss-of-Confidence project raises and argue that cultural norms should be transformed so that they live up to the pursuit of self-correction. Researchers who are interested in joining this project are invited to submit their own statement via

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