For several years, a "replication crisis" has been discussed in multiple domains of science, as many studies could not be confirmed by replication. The project "ConRep" investigates factors that influence the replicability of research results. As a methodological project, the aim is to provide an overview of factors that influence replicability across disciplines and to provide guidelines for conducting systematic replication studies.
In particular, disciplinary challenges for replication studies are of interest, with regard to different psychological disciplines that are in the focus of the replication crisis (social psychology, cognitive psychology, educational psychology). Primary project concepts address the development, evaluation, and interdisciplinary comparison of design and analysis techniques for studying replication factors.
The project is integrated into the DFG priority program SPP 2317: A Metascientific Program for the Analysis and Optimization of Replicability in the Behavioral, Social, and Cognitive Sciences (META-REP).