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A new report highlights the results of a project in which over 270 researchers attempted to reproduce 100 findings published in psychology journals in 2008. ... More>
New research calls into question the practice of weeding out job applicants based on their financial history. ... More>
Researchers might not think about participants’ past experiences as a research subject, but new findings suggest that these experiences could make a difference in study outcomes. ... More>
Immigrant study participants can expose the limitations of “universal” theories that are based exclusively on data from small, homogenous groups, says David Rollock. And immigrants who don’t fit into established ethnic or religious categories spur scientists to refine outdated measures and methodologies. Rollock, along with APS Fellow Gilad Chen, Belinda Campos, Carola Suárez-Orozco, and Hirokazu Yoshikawa, participates in a cross-cutting theme program on immigration. ... More>
Replication failures result just as readily from sampling variability and measurement noise as they do from sloppiness or questionable research practices, asserts APS Treasurer Roberta L. Klatzky. Klatzky, along with Zoltan Dienes, Sean Mackinnon, and Simine Vazire, gives advice for assuring reliable, reproducible findings. ... More>