What is it about?

Psychological research is in a crisis related to the poor rigor and ability to replicate our studies. This paper describes these issues with examples from the infancy and early childhood literature and offers solutions for addressing these problems.

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Why is it important?

This article offers a figure on ways to think about combining samples across labs to try and increase the statistical power of the study. Examples of how to document and share data are also discussed.


It is important to change our poor scientific behaviors so that we and the larger community can be confident in our published research. This will also allow us to move more quickly to new discoveries in our science if we are able to discount non-replicated findings.

Dr Pamela Davis-Kean
University of Michigan

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This page is a summary of: An overview of issues in infant and developmental research for the creation of robust and replicable science, Infant Behavior and Development, November 2019, Elsevier,
DOI: 10.1016/j.infbeh.2019.101339.
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