Reviewer Bias Against Replication Research

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Social science journal reviewers (N=8) responded to questionnaires regarding their reviewing history, and attitudes towards and perception of replication studies. Results indicate that reviewers are biased against replication studies and toward studies demonstrating some new effects. Several reviewers indicated that replications are a waste of time and journal space.

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Type of resources: Primary Source, Reading

Education level(s): College / Upper Division (Undergraduates)

Primary user(s): Student

Subject area(s): Applied Science, Social Science

Language(s): English