One response to “T-hacking comes up in a Twitter conversation.”

  1. Hal

    Besides blandly claiming to be the first to have an idea (as Rick Jeffrey put it) there are also a lot of sneaky efforts to accomplish what would be called “branding” in marketing field. E.g., drawing an artificial boundary between domain X (where the current investigation arises) and other domains where the same idea has already been put forward. This allows a writer to give something a name (the Y Hypothesis of X or whatever.)