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Response to Comment on “Estimating the reproducibility of psychological science”

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Science  04 Mar 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6277, pp. 1037
DOI: 10.1126/science.aad9163

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Gilbert et al. conclude that evidence from the Open Science Collaboration’s Reproducibility Project: Psychology indicates high reproducibility, given the study methodology. Their very optimistic assessment is limited by statistical misconceptions and by causal inferences from selectively interpreted, correlational data. Using the Reproducibility Project: Psychology data, both optimistic and pessimistic conclusions about reproducibility are possible, and neither are yet warranted.

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