Measuring Nothing, Repeatedly

Null experiments in physics

Author(s) : Allan Franklin and Ronald Laymon

Publisher Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Publication December 2019
Copyright Year 2019
ISBN (Online) 978-1-64327-738-7
ISBN (Print) 978-0-7503-3012-1
Page 185
Language English
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There have been many recent discussions of the ‘replication crisis’ in psychology and other social sciences. This has been attributed, in part, to the fact that researchers hesitate to submit null results and journals fail to publish such results. In this book Allan Franklin and Ronald Laymon analyze what constitutes a null result and present evidence, covering a 400-year history, that null results play significant roles in physics.