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Replication Failures: The Plot Thickens

[Excerpts taken from the working paper “Replicator Degrees of Freedom Allow Publication of Misleading “Failures to Replicate” by Christopher Bryan, David Yeager, and Joseph O’Brien, posted at SSRN] “…using data from an ongoing debate, we show that commonly-exercised flexibility at…

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IN THE NEWS: Psychology Today (June 28, 2019)

[From the article “Second-Guessing Predictions: When to trust scientific predictions—and when to ignore them” by Alexander Danvers] “One of the key reforms of the Credibility Revolution in psychology research is the use of preregistration: Scientists write down what they predict will happen…

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IN THE NEWS: Slate (June 20, 2019)

[From the article “We Tried to Publish a Replication of a Science Paper in Science. The Journal Refused.” by Kevin Arceneaux, Bert Bakker, Claire Gothreau, and Gijs Schumacher, published in Slate]  “Our story starts in 2008, when a group of researchers…

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Reproducibility in Registered Reports: Lots of Room for Improvement

[From the paper, “Analysis of Open Data and Computational Reproducibility in Registered Reports in Psychology” by Pepijn Obels, Daniel Lakens, Nicholas Coles, & Jaroslav Gottfried, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “Recently, scholars have started to empirically examine the extent to which data…

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Not Only That, Effect Sizes from Registered Reports Are Also Much Lower

[In a recent post at TRN, we highlighted that positive results were drastically lower in registered reports. In this post, we report findings about effect sizes. Excerpts are taken from “The Meaningfulness of Effect Sizes in Psychological Research: Differences Between…

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Positive Findings are Drastically Lower in Registered Reports

[From slides prepared for the talk “Positive result rates in psychology: Registered Reports compared to the conventional literature” by Mitchell Schijen, Anne Scheel, and Daniël Lakens, presented at Open Science 2019 @ZPID, Trier , and posted at OSF] Conclusion: “Positive result rate in…

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Why So Many Insignificant Results in a Meta-analysis?

[From the blog “Where Do Non-Significant Results in Meta-Analysis Come From?” by Ulrich Schimmack, posted at Replicability-Index] “It is well known that focal hypothesis tests in psychology journals nearly always reject the null-hypothesis … However, meta-analyses often contain a fairly…

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Pre-Registration: The Doctor is Still Out

[From the article “A solution to psychology’s reproducibility problem just failed its first test” by David Adam, published at http://www.sciencemag.org] “Efforts to improve the robustness of research by asking psychologists to state their methods and goals ahead of time, a process…

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Does Psychology Have a Publication Bias Problem? Yes and No

[From the article, “The Meaningfulness of Effect Sizes in Psychological Research: Differences Between Sub-Disciplines and the Impact of Potential Biases” by Thomas Schäfer and Marcus Schwarz, published April 11, 2019 in Frontiers in Psychology] “From past publications without preregistration, 900…

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