The replication crisis has led to positive structural, procedural, and community changes

Max Korbmacher, Flavio Azevedo*, Charlotte R. Pennington, Helena Hartmann, Madeleine Pownall, Kathleen Schmidt, Mahmoud Elsherif, Nate Breznau, Olly Robertson, Tamara Kalandadze, Shijun Yu, Bradley J. Baker, Aoife O’Mahony, Jørgen Ø. -S. Olsnes, John J. Shaw, Biljana Gjoneska, Yuki Yamada, Jan P. Röer, Jennifer Murphy, Shilaan AlzahawiSandra Grinschgl, Catia M. Oliveira, Tobias Wingen, Siu Kit Yeung, Meng Liu, Laura M. König, Nihan Albayrak-Aydemir, Oscar Lecuona, Leticia Micheli, Thomas Evans

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The emergence of large-scale replication projects yielding successful rates substantially lower than expected caused the behavioural, cognitive, and social sciences to experience a so-called ‘replication crisis’. In this Perspective, we reframe this ‘crisis’ through the lens of a credibility revolution, focusing on positive structural, procedural and community-driven changes. Second, we outline a path to expand ongoing advances and improvements. The credibility revolution has been an impetus to several substantive changes which will have a positive, long-term impact on our research environment.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages13
JournalCommunications Psychology
Early online date25 Jul 2023
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 25 Jul 2023

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