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IN THE NEWS: BBC (February 22, 2017)

[From the article “Most scientists can’t replicate studies by their peers” from the BBC/News/Science&Environment website]  “Science is facing a “reproducibility crisis” where more than two-thirds of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, research suggests. This is frustrating…

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Pre-Publication Independent Replication: What Is It?

In a recent paper, Schweinsberg et al. (2015) propose the idea of a “pre-publication independent replication” (PPIR).  The idea is that an author(s) with a one or more studies that have identified interesting results but that have not yet been…

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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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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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You Say Replication. I say Meta-analysis.

In this article from Time Higher Education, WOLFGANG STROEBE and MILES HEWSTONE ask “What have we learned from the Reproducibility Project?”  The short answer is — in their opinion — not much.  Instead, they argue that the replicating researchers would have…

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