Benefits to the field

In addition to its contribution to enhanced understanding of the validity, size, and boundaries of studied effects, the Replication Corner offers several additional benefits: 
  1. The accumulated data can be used for meta-analyses or other free data inference. 
  2. This is a good avenue for early doctoral training: PhD students can submit such notes as part of seminar assignments. 
  3. Although this is not a primary goal, by increasing scholars’ awareness that their own research findings may be replicated by other researchers, such a section may help set high standards for reporting results and handling data in the field, ultimately improving research quality.