OPINION5 June 2019

The devil is in the detail

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Behavioural economics Impact Opinion UK

Crawford Hollingworth looks at the sometimes contentious issue of replication studies and what we can learn from apparently failed replication tests.

In the past few years, the field of psychology has suffered several blows to its reputation, as many of its well-known, established findings have not been replicated in recent studies. This has led to big, wide-sweeping headlines that miss ...