Replication in educational science? Things are getting very slightly better (but it’s still very bad))

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In 2014 Makel en Plucker found out that less than 1% of the studies published in the top journals for education research were replication studies. Did things get better afterwards? This is what Perry, Morris & Lea tried to find out. And the answer is yes, but very, very, very slightly.

Publication YearTotal publicationsReplication studiesDirect Replications
Freq.Freq.%Freq.%
201118,534240.1380.04
201219,814270.1480.04
201320,110290.1480.04
201420,009390.19130.06
201520,189430.2170.03
201621,870430.20130.06
201722,285430.19170.08
201823,542520.22230.10
201929,355610.21210.07
202030,336810.27270.09
Total226,0444420.201450.06

No really:

This just ain’t good. Psychology as a science has gone through a large self-correcting replication crisis…

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