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BOB REED: Replications Can Make Things Worse? Really?

In a recent article in Slate entitled “The Unintended Consequences of Trying to Replicate Research,” IVAN ORANSKY and ADAM MARCUS from Retraction Watch argue that replications can exacerbate research unreliability.  The argument assumes that publication bias is more likely to favour confirming replication studies…

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Should Journals Publish Self-Replications?

This article from Discover highlights a self-replication by leading researchers investigating the relationship between oxytocin and trust.  These researchers reported not being able to replicate their own, previously published study.  Click here to read the article.  While the subject itself…

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