Don’t call it a comeback
The Reproducibility Project, the giant study to re-run experiments reported in three top psychology journals, has just published itsresults and its either a disaster, a triumph or both for psychology.
You can’t do better than the coverage in The Atlantic, not least as it’s written by Ed Yong, the science journalist who has been key in reporting on, and occasionally appearing in, psychology’s great replication debates.
Two important things have come out of the Reproducibility Project. The first is that psychologist, project leader and now experienced cat-herder Brian Nosek deserves some sort of medal, and his 270-odd collaborators should be given shoulder massages by grateful colleagues./.../