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How to not get lost in the garden of forking paths: Lessons learned from human fear conditioning research regarding exclusion criteria
In this report, we use fear conditioning research as an example to illustrate the considerable impact of researcher degrees of freedom with respect to exclusion of participants. In human fear conditioning research, the exclusion of substantial numbers of participants as 'non-learners' and 'non-responders' is common - despite a lack of consensus on how to define these groups.We illustrate the substantial heterogeneity in exclusion criteria based on a systematic literature search and highlightdoi:10.31234/osf.io/6m72g fatcat:2sjvld3e7zbcjn3btc6fo3r3za