More on fake-barn intuitions: Replications of Colaco et al.

For everyone who has commented on the paper and offered feedback, thank you very much. Two attempts at replication have been made: one by John Turri (n=196 after comp checks), the other by Joshua
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For everyone who has commented on the paper and offered feedback, thank you very much.  Two attempts at replication have been made: one by John Turri (n=196 after comp checks), the other by Joshua Knobe (n= 136 after comp checks).  Here is an overview of their findings.  The replication data will be made available upon email request. First, John’s study replicates the primary finding of our paper: participants attribute knowledge in the fake-barn vignette.  Josh’s study does this as well.Second, John’s study does not replicate the correlation between age and knowledge attribution.  John’s population is demographically different from the population tested in our study, but with 19 individuals 49 years of age or older, there is some representation of older individuals.  Josh’s study does not replicate the correlation either.  Josh’s population had 20 individuals who were over the age of 40.Third, John’s findings suggest a trend of age and gender interaction on knowledge attribution. . . .

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