Book of Nature Episode 9: Psychology’s Replication Crisis

Replication

Who says psychology has a replication crisis? These people do: http://www.nature.com/news/over-half-of-psychology-studies-fail-reproducibility-test-1.18248

Listen to the episode here.

Introduction and listener feedback.

Psychology has a replication crisis… maybe.

Do not challenge the Baumeister!

What is replication and why is it important?

How different fields approach replication.

Do other field have a replication crisis?

Positive results and the “hierarchy” of the sciences.

Is it about different methods?

Is it about the different objects of study?

Why does this pattern exist?

Statistics are awesome and important and we need to talk about them more.

Publishing bias.

How serious is this crisis?

Next up: LHC.

 

 

UPDATE:  I have received some email feedback containing outstanding articles for further information, including a chapter (available online) by the eminent well-being researcher Ed Diener.

http://nobaproject.com/modules/the-replication-crisis-in-psychology

3 comments
Charles H
Charles H

Okay, show of hands... Who wants an episode all about interdisciplinary comparison of statistical procedures?

Charles H
Charles H

Well, one thing I will say is; I'm glad I bought that new microphone.  MUCH better sound quality than that decade-old gamer headset that I had been using up until now.

dgrubbs
dgrubbs

@Charles H You did sound VERY clear--definite improvement. Also, the episode was really interesting!

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