Maybe There is Only a Replication Crisis for Published Research

[From an article in the Washington Post entitled “Does social science have a replication crisis?”]  This article consists of an interview with Kevin Mullinix, Thomas Leeper, and Alex Cox.  The article highlights their recent research which reports a high rate of replicability in psychology experiments — in contrast to many other studies on the subject.  The researchers hypothesize that this might be due to the fact that much of the research they replicated was unpublished.  Why would that make for higher replication rates?  Because the unpublished work has not yet been subject to the filtering of publication bias that affects the set of studies that get published in prestigious journals.  To read more, click here.

 

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