Two years ago, Julia Strand, an assistant professor of psychology at Carleton College, published a paper in Psychonomic Bulletin & Review about how people strain to listen in crowded spaces (think: when they’re doing the opposite of social distancing).
Finding a mistake in your lauded research can be devastating. But as this case demonstrates, responding well and publicly can enhance not damage your reputation.
The data were “gorgeous,” she said, initially replicable and well-received:
‘We planned follow-up studies, started designing an app … for use in clinical settings, and I wrote and was awarded a National Institute of Health grant (my first!) to fund the work.”