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Psychology studies fail reproducibility test

First results from a crowdsourced project to replicate research findings in psychology show that scientists were able to reproduce just 39 of 100 key findings selected from leading psychology journals.

The project, known as the Reproducibility Project: Psychology is reported by Nature News to have sparked debate about what ‘replication’ really means.

Hal Pashler, a cognitive psychologist at the University of California said in the Nature article that the results, which have not yet been peer reviewed, should convince everyone that there is a problem with replication in psychology research. 

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