Reproducibility is a defining feature of science. However, because of strong incentives for innovation and weak incentives for confirmation, direct replication is rarely practiced or published. The Reproducibility Project is an open, large-scale, collaborative effort to systematically examine the rate and predictors of reproducibility in psychological science. So far, 72 volunteer researchers from 41 institutions have organized to openly and transparently replicate studies published in three prominent psychological journals in 2008. Multiple methods will be used to evaluate the findings, calculate an empirical rate of replication, and investigate factors that predict reproducibility. Whatever the result, a better understanding of reproducibility will ultimately improve confidence in scientific methodology and findings.

Alexander, A., Barnett Cowan, M., Bartmess, E., Bosco, F., Brandt, M., Carp, J., et al. (2012). An Open, Large-Scale, Collaborative Effort to Estimate the Reproducibility of Psychological Science. PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 7(6), 657-660 [10.1177/1745691612462588].

An Open, Large-Scale, Collaborative Effort to Estimate the Reproducibility of Psychological Science

COSTANTINI, GIULIO;PERUGINI, MARCO;
2012

Abstract

Reproducibility is a defining feature of science. However, because of strong incentives for innovation and weak incentives for confirmation, direct replication is rarely practiced or published. The Reproducibility Project is an open, large-scale, collaborative effort to systematically examine the rate and predictors of reproducibility in psychological science. So far, 72 volunteer researchers from 41 institutions have organized to openly and transparently replicate studies published in three prominent psychological journals in 2008. Multiple methods will be used to evaluate the findings, calculate an empirical rate of replication, and investigate factors that predict reproducibility. Whatever the result, a better understanding of reproducibility will ultimately improve confidence in scientific methodology and findings.
Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico
reproducibility, methodology
English
2012
7
6
657
660
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Alexander, A., Barnett Cowan, M., Bartmess, E., Bosco, F., Brandt, M., Carp, J., et al. (2012). An Open, Large-Scale, Collaborative Effort to Estimate the Reproducibility of Psychological Science. PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 7(6), 657-660 [10.1177/1745691612462588].
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