Repeating an experiment and getting the same results. The skeptical scientist, on hearing a new, exciting, finding will ask, "has it been replicated yet?" If it hasn't, the scientist will withhold judgement regarding the finding's validity.
Studies that are properly designed and conducted can be repeated and produce the same findings. go to glossary index
The practice of repeating a scientific experiment to assure its accuracy; a good scientific report lists everything needed to perform replication.
Replication is an important aspect of the experimental method in particular. The replication of a piece of research allows for the confirmation, or otherwise of previous results. Some types of research i.e. the experiment are more amenable to replication than others e.g. observation. Replication of research helps us discover if our results are both valid and reliable. (see above)
Repeating a study to check the results; or a study that repeats an earlier one.
Repeating an intervention or prevention program at multiple sites to determine if the results will be the same; establishes that a program can be effective at other sites when implemented by new teams under different conditions.
Multiplication of samples from a site or experiment to avoid chance events, i.e. five vessels per concentration of toxin or drug
performance of an experiment or procedure more than once.
The repeating of an experiment by following the procedure as closely as possible. Replications are important for showing that an effect is a reliable one.