It has been a busy and exciting few weeks, but I’m now ready to get back to business and do some research!

By way of re-introducing myself to my own blog (and the blogs of others), here’s a nice blog-post by Tal Yarkoni of [citation needed] on the common practice of  data-peeking.  It should make you think twice about taking a peek at the data half-way through data collection, though I’m not sure whether researchers really are as systematic in their peeking as Tal suggests in his worst-case scenario.  I’m sure that Tal would argue it doesn’t matter how systematic you are, once you peek, you know, and this necessarily changes your approach to the data.

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