by Tania Lombrozo | NPR Cosmos & Culture
At a conference last week, I received an interesting piece of advice:
“Assume you are wrong.”
The advice came from Brian Nosek, a fellow psychology professor and the executive director of the Center for Open Science. Nosek wasn’t objecting to any particular claim I’d made — he was offering a strategy for pursuing better science, and for encouraging others to do the same.
To understand the context for Nosek’s advice . . .