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Effort to replicate psychology studies

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by kaffiend, Apr 26, 2012.

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    kaffiend Senior Member

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    Excellent, more of this needs to be done I look forward to seeing how it pans out. One thought though if they exactly replicate poor methodology they might get the same result but both could be wrong.
     
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    Thanks - like the sound of this! Though of course it's not just a problem in psychology.

    wdb - good point, though replication studies often choose to rectify any glaring errors. Even so, just to find out if a study can be repeated using the original methodology would be telling. If, as has been speculated, 25% or more of studies can't be replicated that would cast doubt on the whole field.
     

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