Barbara Spellman

What the Replication Reformation Wrought

CO-AUTHORS Daniel Kahneman
Behavior & Brain Science

UVA Law Faculty Affiliations

Barbara A. Spellman


Replication failures were among the triggers of a reform movement which, in a very short time, has been enormously useful in raising standards and improving methods. As a result, the massive multilab multi-experiment replication projects have served their purpose and will die out. We describe other types of replications – both friendly and adversarial – that should continue to be beneficial.


Daniel Kahneman & Barbara A. Spellman, What the Replication Reformation Wrought, 41 Behavior & Brain Science e149 (2018).

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