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[Xmca-l] Re: Is this good news for us? Should we comment?



Yes, this article on non-replicability also appeared on the first page of
the NY Times. And the failure of psychologists to take context seriously,
and to use as "measures" indicators that have low-to-no ecological
validity.

Note also the topics included in the re-view.

mike

On Fri, Aug 28, 2015 at 10:21 AM, Carol Macdonald <carolmacdon@gmail.com>
wrote:

> *
> http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/27/study-delivers-bleak-verdict-on-validity-of-psychology-experiment-results
> <
> http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/27/study-delivers-bleak-verdict-on-validity-of-psychology-experiment-results
> >
> *
>
> ​An interesting part is near the end where they refer to why the
> experiments don't always replicate.  In fact, it's because the contexts
> aren't identical!
>
> Are we surprised? What could we tell them?
>
> Perhaps you should have a quick look because the site might not last -
> posted yesterday in the Guardian.
>
> Carol​
>
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> Carol A  Macdonald PhD (Edin)
> Developmental psycholinguist
> Academic, Researche
> ​r.​
> Honorary Research Fellow: Department of Linguistics, Unisa
>
> Behind every gifted woman there is often a remarkable cat.
>



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