by T.D. Stanley and Chris Doucouliagos Power Failure Recent meta-science studies find that psychology is typically 4 times more powerful than medical research (9%), and its median power is twice as large as economics (18%).[1, 2, 3] Yet, only 8% of psychological studies are adequately powered. Statistical power is the probability that a study of a given precision (or sample size) will find a statistical significant effect. Following Cohen, adequate power (80%) has been deemed