Reproducibility in psychology: Theoretical distinction of different types of replications

Aleksandar Baucal, Alex Gillespie, Ksenija Krstić & Tania Zittoun

Résumé Debates about replication in psychology have focused on methodological issues and how to strengthen the replication culture. In most cases, these discussions have tended to assume that the phenomena being investigated are universal. In this paper, we are
going to propose a theoretical distinction of different types of replication. The distinction is based on the assumption that besides of universal psychological phenomena there are also phenomena, especially in social and cultural psychology, that are expected to vary between socio-cultural contexts and across history. Taking this insight
to its logical conclusion it implies that the main purpose of a replication and interpretation of its results depends on the phenomenon being studied. In the case of the universal phenomena, the replication serves to validation purpose, while in the case of the socio-cultural phenomenon it serves to advance our theoretical understanding of
how the given phenomenon is formatted by the socio-cultural-historical context
Mots-clés Replication in psychology. Reproducibility in psychology. Socio-culturalhistorical
Citation Baucal, A., Gillespie, A., Krstić, K., & Zittoun, T. (2019). Reproducibility in psychology: Theoretical distinction of different types of replications. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, Online first, 1-6.
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 24-7-2019
Nom du périodique Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science
Volume Online first
Pages 1-6
URL https://doi.org/10.1007/s12124-019-09499-y