CFP: Replicability in Cognitive Science

A planned special issue of the Review of Philosophy and Psychology will focus on the subject of replicability and systematic error in cognitive science. For a call for contributions to the issue, see here. Potential topics include but are not limited to:

  1. The impact of the replicability problem on long standing theories of scientific progress.
  2. The impact of the replicability problem on theories about the nature of science, particularly on whether is science is self-correcting.
  3. Analyses of the impact of the current incentive structure in science.
  4. Analyses of the root causes of non-replicability in the psychological sciences.
  5. The problem of replicability in experimental philosophy and arm-chair philosophy (e.g. should one worry about the testability or reliability of thought experiments? What would be the best practices in replicating experimental philosophical research?)
  6. The impact of the replicability problem on our theories regarding the goals and values central to the scientific enterprise.
  7. The relation between theory and experimentation: while data analysis should be driven by scientific hypothesis, can the interpretive process be made immune to interpretive biases?

Submissions for this special issue are due by November 1, 2017. The issue will also include the results of the XPhi Replicability Project headed by Florian Coliva and Brent Strickland.

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