Publication

Back to overview

Estimating the Reproducibility of Experimental Philosophy

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author CovaFlorian, StricklandBrent, ReuterKevin, DíazRodrigo,
Project The Conceptual Space of the Affective Mind
Show all

Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Review of Philosophy and Psychology
Page(s) 1
Title of proceedings Review of Philosophy and Psychology
DOI 10.1007/s13164-018-0400-9

Open Access

URL https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s13164-018-0400-9
Type of Open Access Repository (Green Open Access)

Abstract

Responding to recent concerns about the reliability of the published literature in psychology and other disciplines, we formed the X-Phi Replicability Project (XRP) to estimate the reproducibility of experimental philosophy (osf.io/dvkpr). Drawing on a representative sample of 40 x-phi studies published between 2003 and 2015, we enlisted 20 research teams across 8 countries to conduct a high-quality replication of each study in order to compare the results to the original published findings. We found that x-phi studies – as represented in our sample – successfully replicated about 70% of the time. We discuss possible reasons for this relatively high replication rate in the field of experimental philosophy and offer suggestions for best research practices going forward.
-