How many psychology studies will survive a 2nd look?

Tom Bartlett writes in the Chronicle of Higher Education‘s Percolator blog:

Is Psychology About to Come Undone?

If you’re a psychologist, the news has to make you a little nervous—particularly if you’re a psychologist who published an article in 2008 in any of these three journals: Psychological Sciencethe Journal of Personality and Social Psychologyor the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Because, if you did, someone is going to check your work. A group of researchers have already begun what they’ve dubbed the Reproducibility Project, which aims to replicate every study from those three journals for that one year…. This is a more polite way of saying “We want to see how much of what gets published turns out to be bunk.”

(Thanks to Research Digest and investigator Jonathan Tolland for bringing this to our attention.)

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