Tag: replication

Biodiversity is not declining in fiction: An effort at replication

Biodiversity is not declining in fiction: An effort at replication

In a new paper out, we attempt to replicate the findings of the recent work, “The rise and fall of biodiversity in literature,” by Langer et al. (2021). Using a large corpus from Project Gutenberg (N = ~15,000) and a dictionary-matching method of over 240K 

The Replication Crisis I: Restoring confidence in research through replication clusters

The Replication Crisis I: Restoring confidence in research through replication clusters

Much has been written about the so-called “replication crisis” going on across the sciences today. There are many ways that these issues impact literary and cultural studies, but not always in the most straightforward way. “Replication” has a complicated fit with more interpretive disciplines and