replication

Our editor Jon Sutton met Marcus Munafò at the Annual Conference of the British Psychological Society's Psychobiology Section, where he was an invited speaker. Winner of the British...

Academic research can be a tough, messy business. Add in the wonderful complexity of the people that are usually the subject matter of psychology and it's little wonder that a career can be a path of wrong turnings, forking paths and dead ends. The 'replication crisis' of...

For the past few years, the discipline of psychology has been undergoing a period of methodological self-criticism and debate that we usually refer to as the ‘replication crisis’. It began in 2011 and went up a gear in 2015 with the publication of the results of the...

In August 2005 a paper by John Ioannidis, ‘Why most published research findings are false’, ignited a new debate across psychology and the biomedical sciences about the reliability and robustness of many published journal articles. This reproducibility ‘crisis’, while at...

Psychology as a science should be self-correcting. While some may view the 'replication crisis' as a failing of our science, it may also be a valuable opportunity for us to adopt better research practices to evolve psychological research. In a workshop that should be...

My earliest experience of publication bias came in 1999 with the rejection of my first scientific paper.3 “The results are only moderately interesting,” chided an anonymous reviewer. “The methods are solid but the findings are not very important,” said another. “We...

Critics have been finding increasing numbers of anomalies in the research of the Cornell Food and Brand Lab, which specialises in changing eating and drinking behaviours. Professor Brian Wansink’s lab is known for its media-...

A position paper that outlined five ‘diseases’ prevalent in scientific publishing has been catching the attention of scores of academics. John Antonakis, a psychologist by training, writing as new editor of The Leadership Quarterly, succinctly outlined the problems...

A huge audience of psychologists, students and researchers was drawn to the British Psychological Society debate in London about the reproducibility and...

The amount of energy needed to refute bullshit is an order of magnitude bigger than to produce it.
(Alberto Brandolini)

According to Frankfurt (2005), ‘liars’ and ‘bullshitters’ both falsely represent themselves as prioritising truth. They differ because liars...