Many Psychology Findings Not as Strong as Claimed, Study Says - The New York Times The New York Times
Only 35 of 100 studies that the Reproducibility Project looked at held up fully to scrutiny. But some questioned the process of replication itself...
a significant point of this article is that the overall results of the reproducibility studies were consistent with the original studies. the strength of the original results were not reproducible. basically, it would be as if the reproducibility study got 6 out of 10 responded no....but the original study indicated about 8 out of 10 responded no. in addition, as one original author suggested, there were specific contextual considerations ("theory adjustments") that could account for the differences.
as health care and medical products for profit are not synonymous, due to the for profit aspect superceding all other considerations, "scientific research" & capitalistic motivated research are likewise not synonymous. any kind of research is at a greater risk of being tainted as soon as private-specific interests-agenda investors sponsor the research. Studies are also at risk of being manipulated when 'professional journals' won't publish studies because it is not commercially beneficial for them to do so.
a researcher is first and foremost a human being who needs to eat and perhaps feed her family. securing, monetary compensation/currency is ultimately a very high influence when it comes to human beings making decisions. there lies a scientific study that needs to be done and published; but in fact, the data of life has repeatedly shown that to be true.
when capitalism is the primary objective and goal of a society; its underpinning...then what other results can we expect? reducing essential natural resources and behavioral abstracts (attraction, sense of free will, attitudes towards same-sex marriages) to "liquidible currency" is itself an frankensteinian experiment.
in effect, capitalism as practice n the usa, is as a religious occult. people seem to hold to it without question of true benefit, refusing to apply logical analysis, & without being open to data and views that counters its value.
there may be some aspects of a society where the practice of capitalism has minimum adverse affect. health wellness, food, education, public transportation, infrastructure; streets, bridges, sanitation and scientific research, are not those aspects.