Credibility of Research Results Questioned: Need Affordable Replication

Today’s front page New York Times covered the findings of a large study-of-studies called “The Reproducibility Project” published in the August 2015 Journal of Science where it was found that the results of more than half of social and psychological studies could not be reproduced. This is an extremely serious concern because the studies covered were considered to be part of the core knowledge of scientists and practitioners regarding the dynamics of personality, relationships, learning and memory.

It is painfully obvious that the scientific research community needs more and better replication research. The problem is that original studies themselves have become more and more expensive to the point that replication studies are unviable. The solution is less expensive, easier to use, and better quality research support software. This is what ProtoGenie is all about.

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