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



It is also in the journal Science

Science  Vol. 349 no. 6251  DOI: 10.1126/science.aac4716    28 August 2015

    Research Article: Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science

   Open Science Collaboration

The collaboration is a huge international group (listed at the end of the full text)

The full text is available free http://www.sciencemag.org/content/349/6251/aac4716.full 

 

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From: xmca-l-bounces+peg.griffin=att.net@mailman.ucsd.edu [mailto:xmca-l-bounces+peg.griffin=att.net@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of mike cole
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Subject: [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 < <mailto:carolmacdon@gmail.com> carolmacdon@gmail.com>

wrote:

 

> *

>  <http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/27/study-delivers-bleak-ve> http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/27/study-delivers-bleak-ve

> rdict-on-validity-of-psychology-experiment-results

> <

>  <http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/27/study-delivers-bleak-ve> http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/aug/27/study-delivers-bleak-ve

> rdict-on-validity-of-psychology-experiment-results

> >

> *

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> ​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​

> 

> --

> 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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It is the dilemma of psychology to deal as a natural science with an object that creates history. Ernst Boesch