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The importance of exact conceptual replications

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 July 2018

Richard E. Petty*
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210. petty.1@osu.eduhttps://richardepetty.com/

Abstract

Although Zwaan et al. argue that original researchers should provide a replication recipe that provides great specificity about the operational details of one's study, I argue that it may be as important to provide a recipe that allows replicators to conduct a study that matches the original in as many conceptual details as possible (i.e., an exact conceptual replication).

Type
Open Peer Commentary
Copyright
Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2018 

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