An ambitious new project is attempting to replicate every single study published in 2008 in three leading academic psychology journals.
It’s called the Reproducibility Project.As the name suggests, the aim is to explore just how reproducible the results of psychological experiments are, and the current issue of Perspectives in Psychological Science is dedicated to it. It’s a laudable goal, but why is it necessary? Surely statistical analysis of experimental data should tell us whether we’re likely to see the same result again.
By Fiona Fidler & Bonnie Claire Wintle for The Conversation.