Research article: Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science

Last modified: May 21, 2017

Innovation is often prioritized over replication, despite the fact that the latter is a golden standard in science. Does this lead to publication bias and overestimation of the true effect size? Effect sizes in replication studies were about half the size compared to the original effect sizes, in a large study into reproducibility of psychological sciences. And in only 39% of the replication studies, the results were labelled as a fair replication of the original effects. While some say this is bad news for (psychological) science, others welcome the initiative and point out that this is an example for the movement to better quality in science. Read more…

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