Test: PSAT Critical Reading

The chart below maps how scientists view others' work (left) and how they suspect others will view their own work (right) if the researcher (the scientist or another, depending on the focus) admitted to engaging in questionable research practices.

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Adapted from Fetterman & Sassenberg, "The Reputational Consequences of Failed Replications and Wrongness Admission among Scientists." December 9, 2015, PLOS One.

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Which of the following is best supported by the graph?

Scientists were much more likely to view others as honest if they admitted to wrongness.

Scientists were slightly less likely to view others as honest if they did not admit to wrongness.

Scientists believed that others would view them as much less honest if they admitted to wrongness.

Scientists were slightly more likely to view others as honest if they did admit to wrongness.

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