Replication research: Opportunities, experiences and challenges

Susan A Brown, Alan R. Dennis, Binny M. Samuel, Barney Tan, Joseph S Valacich, Edgar A. Whitley

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Abstract

Replication is one of the main principles of the scientific method. In the physical sciences, new knowledge is often not considered valid until the original study has been replicated in other labs and the original results are not refuted. Replication will either improve confidence in our researc h findings or identify important boundary conditions. Replications also enhance various scientific processes and offer methodical and educational improvements. The purpose of this panel is twofold. First, to explore the opportunities for scientific development that replication research enables by reflecting on the experiences of encouraging, doing and publishing replication studies. Second, to explore the various challenges that replication research raises about its value to individual scholars as well as to our collective understanding of phenomena within the information systems field.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
PublisherAssociation for Information Systems
ISBN (Electronic)9780996683135
StatePublished - 2016
Event2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016 - Dublin, Ireland
Duration: Dec 11 2016Dec 14 2016

Other

Other2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016
CountryIreland
CityDublin
Period12/11/1612/14/16

Keywords

  • Replication
  • Research methods/methodology
  • Theory building

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems

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    Brown, S. A., Dennis, A. R., Samuel, B. M., Tan, B., Valacich, J. S., & Whitley, E. A. (2016). Replication research: Opportunities, experiences and challenges. In 2016 International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2016 Association for Information Systems.