Modern science has transformed the world we see today past recognition; overwhelmingly for the better. Yet, the research community is faced with the allegation that science lost its ability for self-correcting as, for instance, Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman recently warned in an open letter “I see a train wreck looming”. This panel intends to start that process right on our very doorstep and argues for more testing, replication and publication of failed experiments in our discipline. Picking up on recent developments in other academic disciplines, the panel drafts the implications for IS research. Based on the value of replication for scientific discourse and sponsors, the panel wants to discuss the status quo of incentives for academic research. As a key take away, the panel wants to show feasible ways for identifying replication studies in our field. Given the knowledge about data collection and provisioning, IS can possibly even act as an active facilitator in the overall discussion.
Olbrich, Sebastian; Frank, Ulrich; Hovorka, Dirk; and Rowe, Frantz, "Trust, but Verify! The Value of Replication and Negation in IS Research" (2015). ECIS 2015 Panels. Paper 4.