replication

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...

The findings of last year’s Reproducibility Project, which aimed to replicate 100...

In our letter (November 2015), we urged the Society’s boards and senior committees to respond to the very serious problems of replicating psychological research that were revealed by...

We are writing following the publication of the Reproducibility Project (reported in The Psychologist, October 2015, p.794) to encourage the Society’s Boards and its...

‘Ever since Brian Nosek and his colleagues first set up the Reproducibility Project in 2011 many psychologists have been twitchy.’ So begins psychologist Professor Dorothy Bishop,...