Dear all,

You are invited to attend the next Macquarie Philosophy Work-in-Progress 
Seminar on Tuesday 26 September 2023 from 1:00 to 2:00pm.

Attend in-person at 25B Wally's Walk, Room B603.
Attend online:
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Speaker: Dr Robert Ross (Macquarie University)

Title: Can We Trust Psychology Research?

Abstract: Two key assumptions of psychology studies are that (1) participants 
understand what researchers are asking them to do and (2) participants provide 
sincere responses when completing questionnaires and other tasks. While 
data-quality checks are being used increasingly often to verify these 
assumptions, there are still numerous psychology studies being conducted with 
inadequate data-quality checks—or no data-quality checks at all. In this talk I 
present research showing that low-quality data from psychology studies can have 
effects that are considerably more pernicious than you might think. As a 
consequence, I argue that we need to reconsider how we evaluate the existing 
psychological research literature.

Bio: Robert Ross (Google scholar: is a Research 
Fellow in the Department of Philosophy at Macquarie University. His research 
interests include cultural transmission, delusions, metascience, 
misinformation, reasoning, and religion.

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Best regards,


Dr Regina Fabry (she/her)
ARC Discovery Early Career Research Awardee
Department of Philosophy
Level 7, 25B Wally’s Walk
Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia
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