Definition: Exploiting techniques that may artificially increase the likelihood of obtaining a statistically significant result by meeting the standard statistical significance criterion (typically α = .05). For example, performing multiple analyses and reporting only those at p < .05, selectively removing data until p < .05, selecting variables for use in analyses based on whether those parameters are statistically significant.
Garden of forking paths,
Questionable Research Practices or Questionable Reporting Practices (QRPs),
References: Hardwicke et al. (2014), & Neuroskeptic (2012)
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