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.
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