False Positive Psychology data.
falsePosPsy_all is a dataset containing the data from 2 studies designed to
highlight problematic research practices within psychology.
Simmons, Nelson and Simonsohn (2011) published a controversial article with a necessarily false finding. By conducting simulations and 2 simple behavioral experiments, the authors show that flexibility in data collection, analysis, and reporting dramatically increases the rate of false-positive findings.
Days since participant was born (based on their self-reported birthday).
Age in years.
Is participant a woman? 1: yes, 2: no.
Father's age (in years).
Mother's age (in years).
Did the participant hear the song 'Hot Potato' by The Wiggles? 1: yes, 2: no.
Did the participant hear the song 'When I am 64' by The Beatles? 1: yes, 2: no.
Did the participant hear the song 'Kalimba' by Mr. Scrub? 1: yes, 2: no.
In which condition was the participant? control: Subject heard the song 'Kalimba' by Mr. Scrub; potato: Subject heard the song 'Hot Potato' by The Wiggles; 64: Subject heard the song 'When I am 64' by The Beatles.
Could participant report the square root of 100? 1: yes, 2: no.
Imagine a restaurant you really like offered a 30 percent discount for dining between 4pm and 6pm. How likely would you be to take advantage of that offer? Scale from 1: very unlikely, 7: very likely.
In the political spectrum, where would you place yourself? Scale: 1: very liberal, 2: liberal, 3: centrist, 4: conservative, 5: very conservative.
If you had to guess who was chosen the quarterback of the year in Canada last year, which of the following four options would you choose? 1: Dalton Bell, 2: Daryll Clark, 3: Jarious Jackson, 4: Frank Wilczynski.
How often have you referred to some past part of your life as <U+201C>the good old days<U+201D>? Scale: 11: never, 12: almost never, 13: sometimes, 14: often, 15: very often.
How old do you feel? Scale: 1: very young, 2: young, 3: neither young nor old, 4: old, 5: very old.
Computers are complicated machines. Scale from 1: strongly disagree, to 5: strongly agree.
Imagine you were going to a diner for dinner tonight, how much do you think you would like the food? Scale from 1: dislike extremely, to 9: like extremely.
See https://bookdown.org/hneth/ds4psy/B-2-datasets-false.html for codebook and more information.
A tibble with 78 cases (rows) and 19 variables (columns):