KEY FEATURES: A student-friendly writing style makes the content more approachable for readers to retain. Personal stories from fellows of the Association of Psychological Science (APS) convey to readers that even the most distinguished experts make mistakes that can be avoided through examination. Critical thinking questions give students the opportunity to reflect on preceding essays. Stories from all areas of psychology appeal to learners beyond subfields of psychology.

Kinds of Research Mistakes

Kinds of Research Mistakes

Robert J. Sternberg

In this book, you have read about the kinds of research mistakes even eminent researchers have made in their research. What are some take-away lessons that you can learn from all this? A temptation in reading a book like this one is seeing these errors and thinking that whereas the authors of the chapters may have done these things, the reader himself or herself, of course, would never make such a mistake. I was intrigued, therefore, to discover that I have made every single one of these kinds of mistakes—at least once and usually multiple times—in my own career. I would like to review the kinds of mistakes, therefore, and mention my ...

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