replication

These were not words I expected to hear Professor Lord Robert Winston say to a room of neuroscience researchers, students, publishers and funders: ‘Most of the stuff you publish is crap’. But given the replication crisis across sciences, they seem fair. What surprised me even...

‘The scientific world has changed’, claimed Professor Daryl O’Connor (University of Leeds, and Chair of the British Psychological Society’s Research Board), opening this symposium on ‘Moving Psychological Science Forward in Europe’. Since the publication of the Open Science...

The ‘Hands across the water’ session, bringing together the British Psychological Society and the Psychological Society of Ireland, has become a regular event at the Annual Conference. This year, an ‘s’ was added, with Amanda Clinton, Senior Director for the American...

Consider the basic premise ‘Does X cause Y?’ It’s at the root of almost any question of interest to the general public or policy makers. Does cognitive-behavioural therapy treat PTSD? Does the TV show 13 Reasons Why cause suicide in teens? Can implicit racism be...

We spoke to one of its founders, psychologist Professor Marcus Munafo (University of Bristol), along with other stakeholders. 

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In the November issue, Simon Robinson asked to be credited with the idea of a British Journal of Replication Psychology. Sorry to disappoint, but he’s 37...

It’s Rodeo day, and the small town of Luckville has gathered at Long Tail Ranch. There is crepe-paper bunting along the side of the barn where the coin-flipping competition is held. The competition coin is normal, evenly weighted, and has a picture of a ‘head’ on only one...

It is widely held that some fields of science – social psychology and clinical medicine in particular – are suffering from a crisis of reproducibility. Too often results that were taken to prove some interesting effect cannot be replicated. Later studies either find a much...

Not another article about the crisis in psychology, you might complain. Déjà vu all over again? You thought we reached peak crisis some time ago, didn’t you? We’re supposed to be all post-crisis now: obsessing about the consequences of fear-mongering, disturbed that terminal...

Introducing a symposium on innovations in open science, following on from Brian Nosek’s opening keynote, Mark Andrews reminded us that openness has always been one of the defining values of...