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Verify original results through reanalysis before replicating

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  27 July 2018

Michèle B. Nuijten
Affiliation:
Department of Methodology and Statistics, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, 5037 AB, Tilburg, The Netherlands. m.b.nuijten@tilburguniversity.edum.bakker_1@tilburguniversity.edue.maassen@tilburguniversity.eduj.m.wicherts@tilburguniversity.eduhttps//mbnuijten.comhttp://marjanbakker.euhttps//www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/e.maassen/http://jeltewicherts.net
Marjan Bakker
Affiliation:
Department of Methodology and Statistics, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, 5037 AB, Tilburg, The Netherlands. m.b.nuijten@tilburguniversity.edum.bakker_1@tilburguniversity.edue.maassen@tilburguniversity.eduj.m.wicherts@tilburguniversity.eduhttps//mbnuijten.comhttp://marjanbakker.euhttps//www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/e.maassen/http://jeltewicherts.net
Esther Maassen
Affiliation:
Department of Methodology and Statistics, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, 5037 AB, Tilburg, The Netherlands. m.b.nuijten@tilburguniversity.edum.bakker_1@tilburguniversity.edue.maassen@tilburguniversity.eduj.m.wicherts@tilburguniversity.eduhttps//mbnuijten.comhttp://marjanbakker.euhttps//www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/e.maassen/http://jeltewicherts.net
Jelte M. Wicherts
Affiliation:
Department of Methodology and Statistics, Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Tilburg University, 5037 AB, Tilburg, The Netherlands. m.b.nuijten@tilburguniversity.edum.bakker_1@tilburguniversity.edue.maassen@tilburguniversity.eduj.m.wicherts@tilburguniversity.eduhttps//mbnuijten.comhttp://marjanbakker.euhttps//www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/e.maassen/http://jeltewicherts.net

Abstract

In determining the need to directly replicate, it is crucial to first verify the original results through independent reanalysis of the data. Original results that appear erroneous and that cannot be reproduced by reanalysis offer little evidence to begin with, thereby diminishing the need to replicate. Sharing data and scripts is essential to ensure reproducibility.

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Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2018 

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