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Replication's Importance in Scientific Research

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Why is replication important in scientific research?

A

It helps to create a representative sample of cases to study.

B

The natural setting eliminates the artificial environment of a lab.

C

Researchers can test the impact of beliefs on behavior.

D

Repeated research with similar results increases confidence in the reliability of the original findings.

E

Replication minimizes preexisting differences between groups; therefore, it increases validity of such research.