Title

Replication Studies

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

2017

Abstract

A replication study involves reproducing an original research study using the same methods but with different subjects and experimenters. Researchers investigate whether similar findings will be obtained in different settings and with different samples. Polit and Beck (2008) define a replication study as a “deliberate repetition of research procedures in a second investigation for the purpose of determining if earlier results can be confirmed” (p. 764). Replication is needed not only to establish the credibility of research findings but also to extend generalizability.

Comments

Encyclopedia entry.

ISBN

9780826133052

Publication

Encyclopedia of nursing research

Edition

4th ed.

Publisher

Springer Publishing Company


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