Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Conceptualizing and evaluating replication across domains of behavioral research

  • Jennifer L. Tackett (a1) and Blakeley B. McShane (a2)

Abstract

We discuss the authors' conceptualization of replication, in particular the false dichotomy of direct versus conceptual replication intrinsic to it, and suggest a broader one that better generalizes to other domains of psychological research. We also discuss their approach to the evaluation of replication results and suggest moving beyond their dichotomous statistical paradigms and employing hierarchical/meta-analytic statistical models.

Copyright

References

Hide All
Carlin, J. B. (2016) Is reform possible without a paradigm shift? The American Statistician, Supplemental material to the ASA statement on p-values and statistical significance 10.
Gelman, A. (2015) The connection between varying treatment effects and the crisis of unreplicable research: A Bayesian perspective. Journal of Management 41(2):632–43.
Gelman, A. (2016a) The problems with p-values are not just with p-values. The American Statistician, Supplemental material to the ASA statement on p-values and statistical significance 10.
Klein, R. A., Ratliff, K. A., Vianello, M., Adams, R. B. Jr., Bahník, S., Bernstein, M. J., Bocian, K., Brandt, M. J., Brooks, B., Brumbaugh, C. C., Cemalcilar, Z., Chandler, J., Cheong, W., Davis, W. E., Devos, T., Eisner, M., Frankowska, N., Furrow, D., Galliani, E. M., Hasselman, F., Hicks, J. A., Hovermale, J. F., Hunt, S. J., Hunstinger, J. R., IJerzman, H., John, M.-S., Joy-Gaba, J. A., Kappes, H. B., Krueger, L. E., Kurtz, J., Levitan, C. A., Mallett, R. K., Morris, W. L., Nelson, A. J., Nier, J. A., Packard, G., Pilati, R., Rutchick, A. M., Schmidt, K., Skorinko, J. L., Smith, R., Steiner, T. G., Storbeck, J., Van Swol, L. M., Thompson, D., van't Veer, A. E., Vaughn, L. A., Vranka, M., Wichman, A. L., Woodzicka, J. A. & Nosek, B. A. (2014a) Investigating variation in replicability: A “Many Labs” replication project. Social Psychology 45(3):142–52. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1027/1864-9335/a000178.
Leek, J., McShane, B. B., Gelman, A., Colquhoun, D., Nuitjen, M. B., and Goodman, S. N. (2017) Five ways to fix statistics. Nature 551(7682):557–59.
McShane, B. B. & Bockenholt, U. (2017) Single paper meta-analysis: Benefits for study summary, theory-testing, and replicability. Journal of Consumer Research 43(6):1048–63.
McShane, B. B. & Bockenholt, U. (2018) Multilevel multivariate meta-analysis with application to choice overload. Psychometrika 83(1):255271.
McShane, B. B., Bockenholt, U. & Hansen, K. T. (2016) Adjusting for publication bias in meta-analysis: An evaluation of selection methods and some cautionary notes. Perspectives on Psychological Science 11(5):730–49.
McShane, B. B. & Gal, D. (2016) Blinding us to the obvious? The effect of statistical training on the evaluation of evidence. Management Science 62(6):1707–18.
McShane, B. B. & Gal, D. (2017) Statistical significance and the dichotomization of evidence. Journal of the American Statistical Association 112(519):885–95.
McShane, B. B., Gal, D., Gelman, A., Robert, C. & Tackett, J. L. (2017) Abandon statistical significance. Technical report, Northwestern University. Available at: https://arxiv.org/abs/1709.07588.
Open Science Collaboration (2015) Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science. Science 349(6251):aac4716. Available at: http://doi.org/10.1126/science.aac4716.
Simons, D. J., Holcombe, A. O. & Spellman, B. A. (2014) An introduction to Registered Replication Reports at Perspectives on Psychological Science. Perspectives on Psychological Science 9(5):552–55.
Stanley, T. D., Carter, E. C. & Doucouliagos, H. (November 2017) What meta-analyses reveal about the replicability of psychological research. Deakin Laboratory for the Meta-Analysis of Research, Working Paper .
Tackett, J. L., Brandes, C. M. & Reardon, K. W. (in press) Leveraging the Open Science Framework in clinical psychological assessment research. Psychological Assessment
Tackett, J. L., Lilienfeld, S. O., Patrick, C. J., Johnson, S. L, Krueger, R. F, Miller, J. D., Oltmans, T. F. & Shrout, P. E. (2017a) It's time to broaden the replicability conversation: Thoughts for and from clinical psychological science. Perspectives on Psychological Science 12(5):742–56.
Tackett, J. L., McShane, B. B., Bockenholt, U. & Gelman, A. (2017b) Large scale replication projects in contemporary psychological research. Technical report, Northwestern University. Available at: arXiv:1710.06031.
van Erp, S., Verhagen, A. J., Grasman, R. P. P. P. & Wagenmakers, E.-J. (2017) Estimates of between-study heterogeneity for 705 meta-analyses reported in Psychological Bulletin from 1990–2013. Journal of Open Psychology Data 5(1):4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jopd.33.

Metrics

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed