ReproducibiliTea Online: Replicable social-behavioral findings are achievable
The twelfth OSCR ReproducibiliTea journal club will take place on November 25th at 11:00. The discussant will be Lorenza Dall’Aglio, PhD candidate at Erasmus MC, OSCR member, and co-funder of Rotterdam R.I.O.T. Science Club. Lorenza will talk about the following preprint1:
Protzko, J., Krosnick, J., Nelson, L. D., Nosek, B. A., Axt, J., Berent, M., … Schooler, J. (2020, September 10). High Replicability of Newly-Discovered Social-behavioral Findings is Achievable. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/n2a9x
The replication crisis has brought to light the use of suboptimal and questionable research practices in science, including in the social-behavioral field (e.g., lack of transparency, p-hacking, low power). To overcome such issues, open research practices such as pre-registration have been repeatedly suggested. However, are social-behavioral findings replicable once open research practices are implemented? Or is low replicability inevitable in the social-behavioral sciences? Protzko et al. (2020) tried to answer these questions. They argue that successful replication of social-behavioral findings is achievable, and showed high replication rates for 16 studies, which were preregistered, well-powered, and transparently reported. Finally, some really good news for science and the open research community!
An invitation via Outlook calendar has been sent to researchers in the OSCR mailing list2. This email includes a link to join the meeting remotely using Zoom. Click on the link, insert the password provided in the invitation mail, and you will join the call.
During the Zoom meeting, please follow these guidelines:
- wear headphones
- mute your microphone
- video is optional (in case of connection issues, you may be asked to turn it off)
- pay attention to the moderator (which will be Antonio)
- if you have questions
- click on the Raise Hand button and the moderator will unmute you; or
- write down your question in the chat and the moderator will read it
- avoid talking over each other and make sure that everyone can have their opportunity to speak
- arrive a few minutes before the beginning of the call, to familiarize with the online environment and solve possible technical issues
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Lorenza Dall’Aglio and Antonio Schettino