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Data replication matters to an underpowered study, but replicated hypothesis corroboration counts

  • Erich H. Witte (a1) and Frank Zenker (a2)

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Before replication becomes mainstream, the potential for generating theoretical knowledge better be clear. Replicating statistically significant nonrandom data shows that an original study made a discovery; replicating a specified theoretical effect shows that an original study corroborated a theory. Yet only in the latter case is replication a necessary, sound, and worthwhile strategy.

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