A 21-word solution for reducing verification bias in the social sciences?

Is social science (especially fields rife with fraud like social psychology) completely worthless? How should we solve the massive problem of verification bias in social science research and in related fields like law, economics, etc.? Via Deborah Mayo, check out this simple 21-word statement that should accompany a Methods section of every social science research paper: “We report how we determined our sample size, all data exclusions (if any), all manipulations, and all measures in the study.” This statement was proposed by Joe Simmons, Leif Nelson, and Uri Simonsohn and appears on page 4 of the journal Dialogue.

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