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From: NPR

Can A Research Accelerator Solve The Psychology Replication Crisis?

The accelerator, which launched in 2017, aims to redo older psychology experiments but on a mass scale in several different settings. The effort is one of many targeting a problem that has plagued the discipline for years: the inability of psychologists to get consistent results across similar experiments, or the lack of reproducibility.

The accelerator’s founder, Christopher Chartier, a psychologist at Ashland University in Ohio, modeled the project in part on physics experiments, which often have large international teams to help answer the big questions.

Even at this modest pace, each accelerator project should produce knowledge “likely to be greater than that produced by 100 typical solo or small-team projects,” says Simine Vazire, a psychologist at the University of California, Davis, who is not involved with the accelerator. “Even though it looks slow, it is actually likely to produce discoveries and knowledge at a faster rate than the heaps of little studies we are used to pumping out.”

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