Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Parsing the Failure To Replicate
This study in Science, involving attempts to replicate 100 prior research studies, has been making the rounds (I've linked to the story before) for finding only about 1/3 of psychology studies statistically replicable; in some places setting off a bit of a firestorm.
Virginia Mayo takes an extended, more nuanced look at the issue here:
Worthwhile reading if you've been following the controversy (one dispute is whether the statistical methods employed are inherently weak/poor, even in need of being discarded, or are the methods fine, but simply abused/misused often in their application).