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IN THE NEWS: The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 11, 2018)

[From the article “’I Want to Burn Things to the Ground’: Are the foot soldiers behind psychology’s replication crisis saving science — or destroying it?” by Tom Bartlett] “As you’ve no doubt heard by now, social psychology has had a…

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How do Psychologists Interpret Nonsignificant Results? Evidence from the Journals

[From the abstract to the article, “Quantifying Support for the Null Hypothesis in Psychology: An Empirical Investigation” by Aczel et al., recently published in Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science] “In the traditional statistical framework, nonsignificant results leave researchers…

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Don’t Think of Them as Students. Think of Them As Potential Pre-Registration Replicators.

[From the Research page of Gilad Feldman’s website.] “In 2016, following recent developments in psychological science (the so called “replication crisis”) and gaining my academic independence, I decided to make serious changes to my research agenda to prioritize pre-registered replications…

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Reproducibility. You Can Do This.

[From the paper, “Practical Tools and Strategies for Researchers to Increase Replicability” by Michele Nuijten, forthcoming in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology] “Several large-scale problems are affecting the validity and reproducibility of scientific research. … Many of the suggested solutions are…

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IN THE NEWS: The Guardian (August 23, 2018)

[From the blog, “Open science is now the only way forward for psychology” by Chris Chambers and Pete Etchells, posted in the Science Blog Network at http://www.theguardian.com%5D “When we launched Head Quarters five years ago, psychology was in a pretty dark…

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A Unified Framework for Quantifying Scientific Credibility?

[From the abstract of the paper, “A Unified Framework to Quantify the Credibility of Scientific Findings”, by Etienne LeBel, Randy McCarthy, Brian Earp, Malte Elson, and Wolf Vanpaemel, published in the journal, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science] “…we…

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IN THE NEWS: NY Times (August 6, 2018)

[From a letter to the editor by Arthur C. Evans Jr., chief executive of the American Psychological Association] “We are proud that psychologists are at the forefront of those calling for reassessment of earlier research. The American Psychological Association has embraced…

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Making Replications Mainstream: It Takes a Research Community

Just in case you missed it, the latest issue of Behavioral and Brain Sciences includes an article by Rolf Zwaan, Alexander Etz, Richard Lucas, and Brent Donnellan entitled “Making Replications Mainstream”. It is something of a tour-de-force by four prominent…

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The Truth is Out There. It’s Just Not Very Likely.

[From the paper, “Perceived Crisis and Reforms: Issues, Explanations, and Remedies”, authored by Paul De Boeck and Minjeong Jeon, published in the July issue of Psychological Bulletin] “…we believe that the OSC [Open Science Collaboration] study allows us to obtain…

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IN THE NEWS: NY Times (July 16, 2018)

[From the article “Psychology Itself Is Under Scrutiny” by Benedict Carey, published in the NY Times]  “The urge to pull down statues extends well beyond the public squares of nations in turmoil. Lately it has been stirring the air in…

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