Scientific article

Estimating the Reproducibility of Experimental Philosophy

Publication date2018

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.

  • Experimental philosophy
  • Replication
Citation (ISO format)
COVA, Florian et al. Estimating the Reproducibility of Experimental Philosophy. In: Review of Philosophy and Psychology, 2018, p. 1–36. doi: 10.1007/s13164-018-0400-9
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ISSN of the journal1878-5158

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