Image Credit: Repeatability versus reproducibility. Easterbrook, S., M. Nature Geoscience, 7, 779–781. doi:10.1038/ngeo2283. Published online 30 October 2014

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


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.

Anderson, C. J., Bahník, Š., Barnett-Cowan, M., Bosco, F. A., Chandler, J., Chartier, C. R., … & Della Penna, N. (2016). Response to comment on “estimating the reproducibility of psychological science”. Science, 351(6277), 1037-1037.