Toward cumulative science– the curate science database
One of the themes of the New Statistics is the importance of constantly synthesizing research results. Putting results together is a form of cumulative science, it helps us weigh all the evidence, provides more precise estimates of effect sizes, and can help identify potential moderators.
The Curate Science project is a pretty amazing effort to do crowd-sourced cumulative science. Specifically, the site aggregates data on a number of important psychological effects. It shows the original data, each replication, and provides a cumulative meta-analysis. Cool!
I’m a bit unclear exactly how effects are selected for curation. Still, this seems like a glimpse of the future–where we work together to incorporate data from multiple labs to come up with precise estimates of effect sizes. Check it out:
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