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Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong - Vox, Jan 2019

Discussion in 'Research methodology news and research' started by Sly Saint, Aug 1, 2019.

  1. Sly Saint

    Sly Saint Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    full article here
    https://www.vox.com/science-and-hea...ual-humility-explained-psychology-replication

    eta:
    https://twitter.com/user/status/1154864622765084672
     
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  2. Andy

    Andy Committee Member

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    I saw the thread title and wondered if it was something that Sharpe had tweeted, in yet another effort by him to break the irony meter.
     
  3. Midnattsol

    Midnattsol Moderator Staff Member

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    I do hope this idea is implemented, and not just in psych research. Another thing is creating an environment where admitting to being wrong is not met with some sort of humiliation/harassment/some other conseqeunce people will do alot to avoid. Rather it's an opportunity to better understand a subject.

    With that said, people who repeatedly make mistakes and don't learn from them might not be the best people to do research.
     
  4. Barry

    Barry Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Ha! :rolleyes:, Yes ... MS genuinely acknowledging the virtues of intellectual humility, would be the ultimate inconceivability. Yet pretending to acknowledge it, highly believable.
     
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    Sean Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Coz the most humble people always make sure everybody knows they are. :rolleyes:
     
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    James Morris-Lent Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Forbin Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    I remember watching a documentary about the Vietnam War in which a high ranking member of the US government, a senator, congressman, or possibly even Vice President Hubert Humphrey, said that they changed their position on the war during a heated conversation with someone who was opposed to it. The person opposed simply asked "How do you know you're not wrong?" and the person who supported the war didn't have an answer.

    [I wish I could remember who this was. I know it was someone pretty famous.]
     
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  8. alktipping

    alktipping Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    well they could start by admitting they are not scientist and everything they do is based on pseudo intellectual sophistry .
     
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    Snowdrop Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    Also I think based on a dislike and mistrust of people who are not as special as they are.

    If they were sick with whatever we have none of this BPS stuff would exist.
     
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