P-curving x-phi: Does experimental philosophy have evidential value?

Analysis 79 (4):669-684 (2019)
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In this article, we analyse the evidential value of the corpus of experimental philosophy. While experimental philosophers claim that their studies provide insight into philosophical problems, some philosophers and psychologists have expressed concerns that the findings from these studies lack evidential value. Barriers to evidential value include selection bias and p-hacking. To find out whether the significant findings in x-phi papers result from selection bias or p-hacking, we applied a p-curve analysis to a corpus of 365 x-phi chapters and articles. Our results suggest that this corpus has evidential value, although there are hints of p-hacking in a few parts of the x-phi corpus.



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Michael T. Stuart
National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University
David Colaço
Ludwig Maximilians Universität, München