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Discussion: What Is a Replication?

Fletcher, Samuel C. and Jones, Galin and Rothman, Alexander (2021) Discussion: What Is a Replication? [Preprint]

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Abstract

Machery (2020) has recently proposed a "resampling" account of experimental replication to dissolve a debate in psychology about the relative merits of direct and conceptual replication. We argue that (i) on matters of replication’s function and typology, the resampling account is not substantially different from the functional account of replication extant in the literature; (ii) on what generalizations can be drawn from replications, the resampling account is too restrictive and relies on a misunderstanding of the relation between random sampling and generalizability; and (iii) Machery’s reading of the debate on the relative importance of direct and conceptual replication elides a deeper debate about values and the distribution of research resources in science.


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Item Type: Preprint
Creators:
CreatorsEmailORCID
Fletcher, Samuel C.scfletch@umn.edu0000-0002-9061-8976
Jones, Galingalin@umn.edu
Rothman, Alexanderrothm001@umn.edu
Additional Information: Discussion of Machery, Edouard. "What is a replication?." Philosophy of Science 87.4 (2020): 545-567.
Keywords: replication, reproducibility, generalizability, random sampling
Subjects: General Issues > Data
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Prof. Samuel C. Fletcher
Date Deposited: 12 May 2022 04:05
Last Modified: 12 May 2022 04:05
Item ID: 20587
Subjects: General Issues > Data
General Issues > Evidence
General Issues > Experimentation
Specific Sciences > Psychology
Date: 21 July 2021
URI: http://philsci-archive.pitt.edu/id/eprint/20587

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