Saturday, May 2, 2015

Are psychological science studies reproducible?

Are psychological science studies reproducible?  Reproducibility is a key aspect of the scientific method – if a scientist discovers something experimentally, then other scientists should be able to run the same experiment and get the same results.  In recent years, many irreproducible psychological studies have been in the news, and in response over 250 psychologists made a concerted effort to reproduce studies – most especially, those studies that have been often cited.  The first results are coming in.  How do they look?  Not so good...

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