Replication in the social sciences
FORS Guide Nº 16
Heers, M. (2021). Replication in the Social Sciences. FORS Guide No. 16, Version 1.0. Lausanne (FORS). doi:10.24449/FG-2021-00016.
In the social sciences in recent years, replication has received increased attention, as there has been a growing understanding that for research to be credible it is crucial that studies can be repeated. Replication allows for determining the validity of scientific conclusions. This FORS Guide provides an overview of the concept of replication. Moreover, it provides some practical recommendations to social science researchers regarding what replication materials should include and elaborates on the role of scientific journals in encouraging replications.
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