Estimating the Reproducibility of Experimental Philosophy

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Shen-yi Liao
University of Puget Sound
James Andow
University of East Anglia
Jonathan Phillips
Harvard University
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Responding to recent concerns about the reliability of the published literature in psychology and other disciplines, we formed the X-Phi Replicability Project to estimate the reproducibility of experimental philosophy. Drawing on a representative sample of 40 x-phi studies published between 2003 and 2015, we enlisted 20 research teams across 8 countries to conduct a high-quality replication of each study in order to compare the results to the original published findings. We found that x-phi studies – as represented in our sample – successfully replicated about 70% of the time. We discuss possible reasons for this relatively high replication rate in the field of experimental philosophy and offer suggestions for best research practices going forward.
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DOI 10.1007/s13164-018-0400-9
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