Carol Nickerson investigates an unfounded claim of “17 replications”

April 20, 2018
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(This article was originally published at Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science, and syndicated at StatsBlogs.)

Carol Nickerson sends along this report in which she carefully looks into the claim that the effect of power posing on feelings of power has replicated 17 times. Also relevant to the discussion is this post from a few months ago by Joe Simmons, Leif Nelson, and Uri Simonsohn.

I am writing about this because the claims of replication have been receiving wide publicity, and so, to the extent that these claims are important and worth publicizing, it’s also important to point out their errors. Everyone makes scientific mistakes—myself included—and the fact that some mistakes were made regarding claimed replications is not intended in any way to represent a personal criticism of anyone involved.

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