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So Is There a Replicability Crisis? Or What?

[From the blog Core Economics] Experimental economist ANDREAS ORTMANN reflects on the recent replicability studies in psychology and economics and tackles the question of what it all means.  The article is entitled, “So, is there a crisis?  Or is there…

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Recap of the Current “Replicability Crisis” in Psychology: No Pain No Gain?

[From the article “What psychology’s crisis means for the future of science” in Vox]  This article provides a nice summary of the recent controversy about replicability in psychology.  It concludes that this period of introspection is ultimately good for that discipline.  To…

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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…

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On the Reproducibility of Psychological Science: A Response from Nosek and Gilbert

[From an article in Retraction Watch] “Scientists have been abuzz over a report in last week’s Science questioning the results of a recent landmark effort to replicate 100 published studies in top psychology journals. The critique of this effort – which suggested…

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The American Statistical Association Wants to Change the Way We Use p-values

[From an article at Retraction Watch] “After reading too many papers that either are not reproducible or contain statistical errors (or both), the American Statistical Association (ASA) has been roused to action. Today the group released six principles for the use…

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Replication Bombshells in Psychology: They Just Keep Coming

[From the article “Everything is Crumbling” in Slate]  “A paper now in press, and due to publish next month in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science, describes a massive effort to reproduce the main effect that underlies [the psychological theory of ego…

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Is There Or Is There Not a Replication Crisis in Psychology? That is the Question

[H/T to Retraction Watch for the material in this post] This past week, the journal Science published a study by Dan Gilbert, Gary King and others refuting the claims of Brian Nosek and the Reproducibility Project Psychology (RPP).  The RPP…

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What Do We Know About the Replicability of Psychology Experiments? Less Than We Thought

[FROM THE ARTICLE “STUDY THAT UNDERCUT PSYCH RESEARCH GOT IT WRONG” IN THE HARVARD GAZETTE] “In an attempt to determine the “replicability” of psychological science, a consortium of 270 scientists known as the Open Science Collaboration (OSC) tried to reproduce…

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Replicability of Laboratory Experiments in Economics: The Glass is 61% Full

[From the article “Evaluating replicability of laboratory experiments in economics” published in Science] Researchers today reported the results of a collaborative project in which 18 experimental economics studies originally published in the American Economic Review and the Quarterly Journal of Economics were replicated.  The researchers…

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Can You Have Too Many Replications?

In a recent article in Nature, DALMEET SINGH CHAWLA asks “How Many Replication Studies Are Enough?” The article highlights the comments of psychologist Courtenay Norbury whose work on autism in children has apparently been replicated numerous times. So much so that another researcher…

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