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The Subversion of Reason

Omar Zaid, Unitar International University

Reflections on the Replication Corner: In Praise of Conceptual Replications

John G. Lynch, University of Colorado-Boulder, Leeds School of Business - Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making
Eric Bradlow, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
Joel C. Huber, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
Donald R. Lehmann, Columbia Business School - Marketing


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OMAR ZAID, Unitar International University

In light of current neuroscience and related research, this paper suggests that political evil is the socially engineered consequence of nominally reputable institutions that school its manufacture on a continuum. The author attempts to synthesize a preĚ?cis of sufficiently well refereed inter-disciplinary knowledge to scientifically account for the extraordinary post 9/11 evolution of micro- to macro-political control of global human resolve. The principles posited have remained enigmatic until recently, but echo those used by ancient mystery religions. References to Kant, Vygotsky and other polymaths aid this effort to adequately describe a developing typology that decrypts the profound riddle of human cognition and thought that impedes corrective educational strategies.

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JOHN G. LYNCH, University of Colorado-Boulder, Leeds School of Business - Center for Research on Consumer Financial Decision Making
ERIC BRADLOW, University of Pennsylvania - Marketing Department
JOEL C. HUBER, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business
DONALD R. LEHMANN, Columbia Business School - Marketing

We contrast the philosophy guiding the Replication Corner at IJRM with replication efforts in psychology. Psychology has promoted �exact� or “direct� replications, reflecting an interest in statistical conclusion validity of the original findings. Implicitly, this philosophy treats non-replication as evidence that the original finding is not “real� – a conclusion that we believe is unwarranted. In contrasts, we have encouraged “conceptual replications� (replicating at the construct level but with different operationalization) and “replications with extensions�, reflecting our interest in providing evidence on the external validity and generalizability of published findings. In particular, our belief is that this replication philosophy allows for both replication and the creation of new knowledge. We express our views about why we believe our approach is more constructive, and describe lessons learned in the three years we have been involved in editing the IJRM Replication Corner. Of our thirty published conceptual replications, most found results replicating the original findings, sometimes identifying moderators.


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