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An Experimental Paradigm for Studying Exposure to Fake News

We develop, validate, and demonstrate the value of an experimental paradigm for studying exposure to fake news. This paradigm complements existing methods for studying fake news by helping researchers address questions that current methods cannot. It …

The Effect of Links and Excerpts on Internet News Consumption

Internet news and search sites often excerpt content from and link to competing news outlets. On the one hand, providing outbound links can make the linking site more attractive, even to the point of stealing traffic from the linked sites. Regulatory …

The Price of Psychological Science

Recent focus on replicability in psychology has brought renewed attention to the problem of underpowered, small sample experiments. Researchers are expected to increase the amount of evidence they collect, in the form of more studies (e.g., …

Consumers of Experimental Observations: Understanding How Experimental Costs Affect Sample Size and Composition

Experimental samples that are too small to detect true effects have plagued the behavioral sciences for years. At best, these so-called underpowered studies provide weak evidence for measured effects. At worst, they add false positive results to the …