Creative destruction approach to replication

Definition: Replication efforts should seek not just to support or question the original findings, but also to replace them with revised, stronger theories with greater explanatory power. This approach therefore involves ‘pruning’ existing theories, comparing all the alternative theories, and making replication efforts more generative and engaged in theory-building (Tierney et al. 2020, 2021).

Related terms: Crowdsourced research, Falsification, Replication, Theory

Reference: Tierney et al. (2020, 2021)

Drafted and Reviewed by: Mahmoud Elsherif, Magdalena Grose-Hodge, Aoife O’Mahony, Adam Parker, Charlotte R. Pennington, Sonia Rishi, Beatrice Valentini

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