Replicability for research means that the same workflow is used by different people for a research project using a new dataset yielding different but expected results. What happens to research that can’t be replicated?
For this activity, you will read the case study of Liliana Mayes, a third-year doctoral student in developmental psychology who is dealing with an issue of replicability with her research.
As you are reading, take on the role of a fifth-year graduate student who is friendly with Liliana but uninvolved in her research program. She has described her situation to you and asks for your advice.
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In the comments below, write a reflection on the following:
- Should Liliana follow her advisor’s recommendation and publish the paper as soon as possible, or should she heed Dr. Hobson’s caution?
- If she does not choose to publish the research, what should her next steps be?
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