Thursday, March 22, 2012

Some disturbing acronyms in science research

HARLOT - How to Achieve positive Results without actually Lying to Overcome the Truth

HARK - Hypothesizing After the Results are Known


Sackett, D., Oxman, A. (2003) HARLOT plc: an amalgamation of the world's two oldest professions. British Medical Journal. 2003 December 20; 327(7429): 1442–1445.
doi: 10.1136/bmj.327.7429.1442

Kerr Norbert. L. (1998). HARKing: Hypothesizing after the results are known. Personality and Social Psychology Review. August 1998 vol. 2 no. 3 196–217. doi:10.1207/s15327957pspr0203_4

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