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The birth of a confounded idea: The joys and pitfalls of self-experimentation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  01 April 2004

Martin Voracek*
School of Psychology, University of Vienna, A-1010 Vienna, Austria
Maryanne L. Fisher*
Department of Psychology, St. Mary's University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, B3H 3C3, Canada


According to Roberts, self-experimentation is a viable tool for idea generation in the behavioral sciences. Here we discuss some limitations of this assertion, as well as particular design and data-analytic shortcomings of his experiments.

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