Replications in Psychology Research: How Often Do They Really Occur?

@article{Makel2012ReplicationsIP,
  title={Replications in Psychology Research: How Often Do They Really Occur?},
  author={Matthew C. Makel and Jonathan Plucker and Boyd Hegarty},
  journal={Perspectives on psychological science : a journal of the Association for Psychological Science},
  year={2012},
  volume={7 6},
  pages={537-42}
}
Recent controversies in psychology have spurred conversations about the nature and quality of psychological research. One topic receiving substantial attention is the role of replication in psychological science. Using the complete publication history of the 100 psychology journals with the highest 5-year impact factors, the current article provides an overview of replications in psychological research since 1900. This investigation revealed that roughly 1.6% of all psychology publications used… CONTINUE READING
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