Teaching Replication

TitleTeaching Replication
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsFrank, M. C., & Saxe R.
JournalPerspectives on Psychological Science
Volume7
Issue6
Pagination600 - 604
Date Published11/2012
ISSN1745-6916
Abstract
Replication is held as the gold standard for ensuring the reliability of published scientific literature. But conducting direct replications is expensive, time-consuming, and unrewarded under current publication practices. So who will do them? The authors argue that students in laboratory classes should replicate recent findings as part of their training in experimental methods. In their own courses, the authors have found that replicating cutting-edge results is exciting and fun; it gives students the opportunity to make real scientific contributions (provided supervision is appropriate); and it provides object lessons about the scientific process, the importance of reporting standards, and the value of openness.
URLhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1745691612460686
DOI10.1177/1745691612460686
Short TitlePerspect Psychol Sci

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