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Monday, March 7, 2016

Reproducibility Of Research Results

Psychology Study Claiming Most Psychology Studies Cannot Be Reproduced, Cannot Be Reproduced

Don Crothers | March 6, 2016

A study conducted last year by the Open Science Collaboration (OSC), a consortium of 270 scientists, is now facing replicability issues. The problem? The study itself claimed that the results of most psychological studies cannot be reproduced, and according to a report from the Harvard Gazette, scientists are now fighting over whether the study is valid.
Meanwhile, according to The Verge, the OSC stands by their results, claiming that the criticisms of their own study are “limited by statistical misconceptions” and selective examination of data.
The study examined and attempted to reproduce the results of 100 published psychological studies. The results were less than spectacular, as the OSC managed to reproduce less than half of the examined conclusions, a result which sparked discussion worldwide on the validity of the entire field of modern psychology.

Mallory Kidwell on -Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science
Mallory Kidwell on “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science”. Source:

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