Vals positieven | Amsterdam University Press Journals Online
Volume 38, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 1573-9775
  • E-ISSN: 2352-1236



Hornikx and Batenburg discuss the important problem of false positives in the literature. One of the causes for false positives they give is a faulty incentive system that stimulates unethical behavior. In this reply I argue that false positives are mainly caused by human error, misunderstanding of statistics, and underpowered studies. I suggest a small adaptation to the solutions that were offered.


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  • Article Type: Research Article
Keyword(s): false positives; flexible data-analysis; human error; integrity; power
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