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688,112 Statistical Results: Content Mining Psychology Articles for Statistical Test Results

Department of Methodology and Statistics, Tilburg University, Warandelaan 2, 5037 AB Tilburg, The Netherlands
Academic Editor: Jamal Jokar Arsanjani
Received: 22 August 2016 / Revised: 12 September 2016 / Accepted: 13 September 2016 / Published: 23 September 2016
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In this data deposit, I describe a dataset that is the result of content mining 167,318 published articles for statistical test results reported according to the standards prescribed by the American Psychological Association (APA). Articles published by the APA, Springer, Sage, and Taylor & Francis were included (mining from Wiley and Elsevier was actively blocked). As a result of this content mining, 688,112 results from 50,845 articles were extracted. In order to provide a comprehensive set of data, the statistical results are supplemented with metadata from the article they originate from. The dataset is provided in a comma separated file (CSV) in long-format. For each of the 688,112 results, 20 variables are included, of which seven are article metadata and 13 pertain to the individual statistical results (e.g., reported and recalculated p-value). A five-pronged approach was taken to generate the dataset: (i) collect journal lists; (ii) spider journal pages for articles; (iii) download articles; (iv) add article metadata; and (v) mine articles for statistical results. All materials, scripts, etc. are available at and preserved at View Full-Text
Keywords: statistics; p-values; psychology; content mining; mining; errors statistics; p-values; psychology; content mining; mining; errors

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