http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142 ... 41590.html
Here is the article. Having been a recent academic with research design a big part I don't think this person is correct in saying "Unlike pharmaceutical companies, academic researchers rarely conduct experiments in a "blinded" manner. This makes it easier to cherry-pick statistical findings that support a positive result. In the quest for jobs and funding, especially in an era of economic malaise, the growing army of scientists need more successful experiments to their name, not failed ones."
I know the research design was very picky and specifically in order to avoid cherry picking. I know the academic system isn't much better off than our US political system having been in it recently and wanting one more go for the PhD but academic research in psychology at least is controlled. I have Master level research design texts around here somewhere...