Hidden Moderators

Definition: Contextual conditions that can, unbeknownst to researchers, make the results of a replication attempt deviate from those of the original study. Hidden moderators are sometimes invoked to explain (away) failed replications. Also called hidden assumptions.

Related term: Auxiliary Hypothesis

Reference: Zwaan et al. (2018)

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