The New York Times:
A landmark 2015 report that cast doubt on the results of dozens of published psychology studies has exposed deep divisions in the field, serving as a reality check for many working researchers but as an affront to others who continue to insist the original research was sound.
On Thursday, a group of four researchers publicly challenged the report, arguing that it was statistically flawed and, as a result, wrong.
The 2015 report, called the Reproducibility Project, found that less than 40 studies in a sample of 100 psychology papers in leading journals held up when retested by an independent team. The new critique by the four researchers countered that when that team’s statistical methodology was adjusted, the rate was closer to 100 percent.
Neither the original analysis nor the critique found evidence of fraud or manipulation of data.
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