Behavioral and Brain Sciences

Short Communication

Proper experimental design and implementation are necessary conditions for a balanced social psychology

Andreas Ortmann a1 and Michal Ostatnicky a1
a1 Center for Economic Research and Graduate Education, Politickych veznu 7, 111 21 Prague 1, Czech Republic


We applaud the authors' basic message. We note that the negative research emphasis is not special solely to social psychology and judgment and decision-making. We argue that the proposed integration of null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) and Bayesian analysis is promising but will ultimately succeed only if more attention is paid to proper experimental design and implementation.