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Published in Critical Metascience
Author Mark Rubin

The inflation of Type I error rates is thought to be one of the causes of the replication crisis. Questionable research practices such as p-hacking are thought to inflate Type I error rates above their nominal level, leading to unexpectedly high levels of false positives in the literature and, consequently, unexpectedly low replication rates. In this article, I offer an alternative view.

Published in Critical Metascience
Author Mark Rubin

I contrast Popper's (1983, 2002) theory testing approach with that of Lakatos (1978) and a related approach called naïve methodological falsificationism. I conclude that the replication crisis is least problematic in the Lakatosian approach.