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Addressing the Replication Crisis in Social and Behavioral Sciences with well-dosed Philosophy of Science

MTR develops the Research Program Strategy (RPS) to overcome the replication crisis in the empirical social and behavioral sciences (ESBS). RPS integrates Frequentist and Bayesian statistical considerations. The main goal is to generate informative empirical hypotheses and theories.

The MTR-Project

Summary & Project Description

Social Science, Methodology, Empirical Research, Frequentist & Bayesian Statistics, Meta-Analysis, Theory (Re-)Construction

The Team

B.A., M.A., Ph.D, Post-Doc
Local Collaborators
Principal Investigator

Goal 1

Explain the ESBS replication crisis as the result of empirical research efforts that typically misapply or over-interpreted our best statistical inference tools.

Goal 2

Embed RPS into qualitative research; further “induction analysis” (as an alternative to meta-analysis); develop a theory-construction toolbox.

Goal 3

Disseminate results among ESBS researchers, funding agencies, and science-journalists via training events, workshops, and publications.

MTR: Models, Theories, Research Programs

Project No: 118C257
PI: Dr. Frank Zenker
Start: 01/11/2019
End: 01/11/2022


BOĞAZİÇİ UNIVERSİTY Department of Philosophy

South Campus, 34342, Bebek, Istanbul, Turkey

Tel: +90 212 359 73 84