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Three strong moves to improve research and replications alike

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 July 2018

Roger Giner-Sorolla
Affiliation:
School of Psychology – Keynes College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent CT2 7NP, United Kingdom. rsg@kent.ac.ukhttps://www.kent.ac.uk/psychology/people/ginerr/
David M. Amodio
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, New York University, New York, NY 10003. david.amodio@gmail.comhttp://amodiolab.org/ Department of Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WS Amsterdam, The Netherlands. G.A.vanKleef@uva.nlhttp://www.uva.nl/profile/g.a.vankleef/
Gerben A. van Kleef
Affiliation:
Department of Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1018 WS Amsterdam, The Netherlands. G.A.vanKleef@uva.nlhttp://www.uva.nl/profile/g.a.vankleef/

Abstract

We suggest three additional improvements to replication practices. First, original research should include concrete checks on validity, encouraged by editorial standards. Second, the reasons for replicating a particular study should be more transparent and balance systematic positive reasons with selective negative ones. Third, methodological validity should also be factored into evaluating replications, with methodologically inconclusive replications not counted as non-replications.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2018 

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