Replicability of Experiment

Citation data:

THEORIA. An International Journal for Theory, History and Foundations of Science, ISSN: 0495-4548, Vol: 30, Issue: 2, Page: 229-248

Publication Year:
Usage 240
Abstract Views 99
HTML Views 73
Downloads 64
Link-outs 4
Captures 11
Readers 9
Exports-Saves 2
Social Media 5
Tweets 5
Citations 1
Citation Indexes 1
Repository URL:
John D. Norton
UPV/EHU Press, Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea / Universidad del PaĆ­s Vasco
Arts and Humanities
Most Recent Tweet View All Tweets
article description
The replicability of experiment is routinely offered as the gold standard of evidence. I argue that it is not supported by a universal principle of replicability in inductive logic. A failure of replication may not impugn a credible experimental result; and a successful replication can fail to vindicate an incredible experimental result. Rather, employing a material approach to inductive inference, the evidential import of successful replication of an experiment is determined by the prevailing background facts. Commonly, these background facts do support successful replication as a good evidential guide and this has fostered the illusion of a deeper, exceptionless principle.

This article has 0 Wikipedia mention.