Friday, January 2, 2015

New Way to Get Published

     Number of papers published in peer-reviewed journal is key to tenure, grants, and promotions. However, psychologists Sarah Brown-Schmidt and William Horton have found a new approach. They published a study that cast doubt on the findings of a previous one. It wasn’t especially monumental, except for one thing -- the author of that now-refuted paper was same as the author refuting it. It was William Horton himself.  He got TWO papers for a result of nothing contributed.
     In 2007, Horton, of Northwestern University, reported that people could more quickly recall the names of objects if they were in the presence of a partner. The latest study, using a nearly identical protocol but with more participants, found no sign of this partner effect on memory.

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