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c o n s i d e r s H 0 v i s - a - v i s H 1 . H o w e v e r , B e m p l a y e d b y t h e i m p l i c i t r u l e s t h a t g u i d e a c a d e m publishing—in fact, Bem presented many more studies than would usually be required. It would therefore be mistaken to interpret our assessment of the Bem experiments as an attack on research of unlikely phenomena; instead, our assessment suggests that something is deeply wrong with the way experimental psychologists design their studies and report their statistical results. It is a disturbing thought that many experimental findings, proudly and confidently reported in the literature as real, might in fact be based on statistical tests that are explorative and biased (see also Ioannidis, 2005). We hope the Bem article will become a signpost for change, a writing on the wall: psychologists must change the way they analyze their data. i c

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