Constraints on generality statements are needed to define direct replication

Daniel J. Simons, Yuichi Shoda, D. Stephen Lindsay

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Whether or not a replication attempt counts as "direct" often cannot be determined definitively after the fact as a result of flexibility in how procedural differences are interpreted. Specifying constraints on generality in original articles can eliminate ambiguity in advance, thereby leading to a more cumulative science.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e148
JournalThe Behavioral and brain sciences
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Physiology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience

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