June 13, 2020

The social science replication crisis

Many social science findings such as embodied cognition, mindfulness, ego depletion, and priming, have failed to replicate yet persist in the public consciousness. This is an example of People are too slow to update beliefs in the face of stronger opposing evidence

Andrew-Gelman notes that the kinds of stylized facts’ discovered in social science are presumed true (though not to the extent of facts in hard sciences) but the narrow laboratory settings in which such studies are performed may affect the generalizability.

See also, Issues-with-Null-Hypothesis-Significance-Testing

Updated Sep, 13 2020