Research Commentary: When and Why Replication Studies Should be Published: Guidelines for Mathematics Education Journals

The present issue of JRME features three articles—Melhuish (2018); Jamil, Larsen, and Hamre (2018); and Thanheiser (2018)—that involve, at least to some degree, replication of prior published studies. In each of these articles, the authors provide a clear rationale for the importance of the work, and in all three cases, the importance of replication of prior work is discussed. The authors of these three articles point out that the scientific community writ large values replication, and they also note that replication is quite rare in educational research generally and in mathematics education research more specifically.

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Jon R. Star, Harvard University, 442 Gutman Library, 6 Appian Way, Cambridge, MA 02138;

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