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Krivit Criteria for Evaluating the Independence of Scientific Replications
By Steven B. Krivit

(Source: New Energy Times)
(9-10) HIGHEST INDEPENDENCE

  • Replicator receives no personal guidance from originator.
  • No tools or materials are provided to replicator by originator.
  • Originator and replicator never enter each other's laboratory/work area.

(7-8) HIGH INDEPENDENCE

  • Replicator may receive some personal guidance from originator.
  • Some tools or materials may be provided to replicator by originator.
  • Originator and replicator never enter each other's laboratory/work area.

 
(4-6) MODERATE INDEPENDENCE

  • Replicator may receive some personal guidance from originator.
  • Some tools or materials may be provided to replicator by originator.
  • Originator never enters replicator's laboratory/work area.
  • Replicator may enter originator's laboratory/work area.
  • No personal, business or financial relationships between originator and replicator.

(1-3) LOW INDEPENDENCE

  • Replicator may receive some personal guidance from originator.
  • Some tools or materials may be provided to replicator by originator.
  • Originator has no hands-on involvement in experiment, analysis or preparation of the results.
    (Source: New Energy Times)

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Also see the comments from Harry Collins about the
confirmatory power of scientific replication
.