Psychology, Science, and Knowledge Construction: Broadening Perspectives from the Replication Crisis.
Annu Rev Psychol 2018 Jan;69:487-510
Department of Psychology and Human Development, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37205; email:
Psychology advances knowledge by testing statistical hypotheses using empirical observations and data. The expectation is that most statistically significant findings can be replicated in new data and in new laboratories, but in practice many findings have replicated less often than expected, leading to claims of a replication crisis. We review recent methodological literature on questionable research practices, meta-analysis, and power analysis to explain the apparently high rates of failure to replicate. Read More