HARKing: Unscientific practice of hypotheses-results matching


  • Omar Khalifa Burhan Faculty of Psychology, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Indonesia


falsification, HARKing, scientific misconduct


The present commentary piece discusses HARKing as a form of scientific misconduct that Indonesian scholars, particularly in psychology, should avoid. I specifically elaborate on HARKing as a practice that goes against the basic principle of scientific research (i.e., the falsification principle). I also provide some examples of HARKing practices that psychological researchers should avoid. Finally, I noted a crucial reason why Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat needs to be attentive to HARKing practices.


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How to Cite

Burhan, O. K. (2022). HARKing: Unscientific practice of hypotheses-results matching. Jurnal Psikologi Ulayat, 9(1), 1–3. https://doi.org/10.24854/jpu638



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