“Context Matters When Replicating Experiments, Argues Study”


Retraction Watch reports on a new study suggesting that research experiments that are “contextually sensitive,” like many of those in psychology and the social sciences, are less likely to be reproduced successfully. “We need to invest more time digging into these issues to understand exactly why certain effects replicate in one lab and not another. We can certainly weed out work that isn’t replicable, but we should also keep an eye toward building better theories to understand why we get effects in some contexts but not in others.”

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