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Social Sciences Replication Project

This collection features the results of the Social Sciences Replication Project, which carried out direct replications of 21 experimental studies in the social sciences that were published in Science and Nature between 2010 and 2015. Replicating previously published studies is necessary not only in order to determine which results are robust and can be used as foundations for future research but also to inform future research designs and questions. Here we highlight these different opportunities afforded by replication studies by presenting the Social Sciences Replication Project’s work alongside commentaries by eight of the authors whose work failed to replicate (according to the criteria established by the replicating authors) and a News and Views that places the work in a broader perspective.