Philosophy of Science 86 (5):895-905 (2019)

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Uljana Feest
Universität Hannover
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Current debates about the replication crisis in psychology take it for granted that direct replication is valuable and focus their attention on questionable research practices in regard to statistical analyses. This paper takes a broader look at the notion of replication as such. It is argued that all experimentation/replication involves individuation judgments and that research in experimental psychology frequently turns on probing the adequacy of such judgments. In this vein, I highlight the ubiquity of conceptual and material questions in research, and I argue that replication is not as central to psychological research as it is sometimes taken to be.
Keywords replication  experimentation  philosophy of psychology
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DOI 10.1086/705451
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