Research with in-built replications: comment and further suggestions for replication research

Heiner Evanschitzky, J. Scott Armstrong

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This brief commentary on the paper Designing Research with In-built Differentiated Replication expands on concerns about a lack of replication research by focusing on three key questions of continuous importance: Why should researchers conduct more replication research? Why do so few researchers conduct replication studies? What can researchers do to add more studies? This paper identifies barriers preventing replication related to the scientific system, the replication researcher, and the initial research. Suggestions include publishing all papers electronically along with reviews; authors taking steps to encourage replications of their work; and editors inviting replications of important papers. The scientific community should establish a replication index as a measure of output quality.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1406-1408
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Business Research
Issue number9
Early online date19 May 2012
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2013

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  • replication research
  • advancing science
  • in-built replications
  • commentary


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