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Replication: The Debate

On September 29, a public debate was held on the campus of NYU.  The subject of the debate was “Do Replication Projects Cast Doubt On Many Published Studies in Psychology?”  The debate pitted Brian Nosek, director of the Center for…

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MAREN DUVENDACK: What are Registered Replication Reports?

Academia has been abuzz in recent years with new initiatives focusing on research transparency, replication and reproducibility of research. Notable in this regard are the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, and the Reproducibility Initiative which PLOS and…

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Getting the Publishers Into the Act

At a recent Wiley Executive Seminar, participants from the academic research and publishing community discussed how open science can reduce research bias.  Two trends are particularly noteworthy.  The first is that the TOP guidelines (Transparency and Openness Promotion) are gaining prominence….

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Is Most Published Research Wrong? The You Tube

This You Tube video, from the channel Veritasium, is a compendium of studies, anecdotes, and initiatives addressing key problems in scientific research.  It includes a compact summary of John Ioannides’ famous paper, “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False“, studies…

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Podcast on “The Replication Crisis”

On August 6th at a conference held at Berkeley (Effective Altruism Global 2016), four panellists discussed “The Replication Crisis”: Brian Nosek, Stuart Buck, Ivan Oransky, and Stephanie Wykstra (moderator = Julia Galef).  Some of the questions addressed were:  — Is failure…

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NPR Podcast on What It Means When Replications Fail

[From the podcast “When Great Minds Think Unlike: Inside Science’s ‘Replication Crisis” from NPR’s Hidden Brain series]  This podcast is distinguished by its discussion of what it means – and what it doesn’t mean – when a replication “fails.”  It…

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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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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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The Economist Writes About Replications AGAIN!

Replications are hot.  Don’t believe me, just read The Economist.  This is the third story related to scientific reliability/replications this past month.  To read more, click here. 

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REBLOG: The Reformation: Can Social Scientists Save Themselves?

We recently came across this article in the May/June 2014 issue of Pacific Standard magazine.  Okay.  It’s not “new”, but it provides an excellent historical overview of some of the issues associated with reproducibility of social science research.  WARNING: It…

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