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Evaluating replicability of laboratory experiments in economics

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Science  25 Mar 2016:
Vol. 351, Issue 6280, pp. 1433-1436
DOI: 10.1126/science.aaf0918

Another social science looks at itself

Experimental economists have joined the reproducibility discussion by replicating selected published experiments from two top-tier journals in economics. Camerer et al. found that two-thirds of the 18 studies examined yielded replicable estimates of effect size and direction. This proportion is somewhat lower than unaffiliated experts were willing to bet in an associated prediction market, but roughly in line with expectations from sample sizes and P values.

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