The status and value of replications in animal behavior science

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Journal Article
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KF Brecht, EW Legg, C Nawroth, H Fraser, L Ostojić
Animal Behavior and Cognition
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Replications are widely considered an essential tool to evaluate scientific claims. However, many fields have recently reported that replication rates are low and – when they are conducted – many findings do not successfully replicate. These circumstances have led to widespread debates about the value of replications for research quality, credibility of research findings, and factors contributing to current problems with replicability. This special issue brings together researchers from various areas within the field of animal behavior to offer their perspective on the status and value of replications in animal behavior science.


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