Post Profile

Why is so much research dodgy? Blame the Research Excellence Framework

The Ref star system encourages novelty but offers no incentive to replicate studies – and that’s exactly what scientists need to be more sure of our claims The study of psychology is facing a crisis. A lot of research doesn’t show the same results when the experiment is repeated, and it is critical we address this problem. But the Research Excellence Framework has led to a research culture which is suffocating attempts to stabilise psychology in particular, and science in general.
read more


Related Posts

Remember the study showing most psychology studies don’t replicate? Turns out it doesn’t replicate.

Academics / Political Science : Chris Blattman's Blog

Isn’t it ironic? A recent article by the Open Science Collaboration (a group of 270 coauthors) gained considerable academic and public attention due to its sensational conclusion that the replicability of psychological science is su...

Researchers overturn landmark study on the replicability of psychological science

Academics / General Science : Science Codex

According to two Harvard professors and their collaborators, a 2015 landmark study showing that more than half of all psychology studies cannot be replicated is actually wrong. In an attempt to determine the replicability of psychol...

Oops! No ‘Replicability Crisis’ in Psychological Science After All

Academics / Psychology : World of Psychology

When you have a research project — the Open Science Collaboration (OSC) — that includes 270 scientists working on breakthrough science, you would hope they would get some of the basics correct. Like designing a randomized study that...

Errors riddled 2015 study showing replication crisis in psychology research, scientists say

Health : The Checkup

In a blistering announcement Thursday, scientists at Harvard University and the University of Virginia condemned the results of a 2015 landmark study that concluded more than half of 100 published psychology studies were not replica...

A Victory for Psychological Research

Academics : Percolator

Researchers are encouraged by newly released results of a project that successfully replicated 10 of 13 psychological studies. The project, conducted by a large international consortium, was set up in response to findings in recent ...


Copyright © 2016 Regator, LLC