- We admitted we were powerless over our results. That our status-seeking was unmanageable.
- Came to believe that the power of truth-seeking would restore us to sanity.
- Made a decision to turn our research and our careers over to the power of truth-seeking as we understood it.
- Made a searching and fearless moral inventory of our scientific conduct.
- Admitted to ourselves and to another trusted scientist and in public the exact nature of our questionable research practices (QRPs).
- Were entirely ready to let pursuit of truth remove our QRPs.
- Humbly asked truth-seeking to replace our hacking and bias.
- Made a list of all hacked results and became willing to update or retract them all.
- Made such updates and retractions, ensuring that in doing so all innocent co-authors reputations were not harmed.
- Continued to take academic-status-seeking inventory and when we engaged in QRPs promptly admitted it.
- Sought through logic and self-reflection to improve our conscious pursuit of truth, as we understood truth-seeking, praying only for the least biased research practices possible.
- Having had a scientific awakening as a result of these steps, we tried to carry this message to academic-status-seekers, and practice these principles in all our affairs.
Cite this blog post
Nate Breznau (2022, January 23). Academic-Status-Seeking Anonymous. Crowdid. Retrieved March 5, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.58079/ne8j