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Scientists Make Mistakes. I Made a Big One.

A researcher learns the right thing to do when the wrong thing happens

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InIn 2018, I published a paper that reported the most interesting finding of my career. A year later, while trying to figure out why I couldn’t replicate the effect, I discovered a massive error in the original experiment. The central finding was the result of a software…

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Julia Strand

Julia Strand

Julia is an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Carleton College in Northfield, MN. She studies speech perception and spoken word recognition. @juliafstrand

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