Prev Sci (2011) 12:121–122 DOI 10.1007/s11121-011-0219-4 Commentary on Valentine, Jeffrey, et al. Replication in Prevention Science The Advisory Board of Blueprints for Violence Prevention Steve Aos & Thomas D. Cook & Delbert S. Elliott & Denise C. Gottfredson & J. David Hawkins & Mark W. Lipsey & Patrick Tolan Published online: 15 May 2011 Society for Prevention Research 2011 The Valentine et al. paper provides a first-step analysis of Blueprints for Violence Prevention project at the University some key issues in replication. The paper acknowledges the of Colorado has reviewed evaluations of 895 prevention question of what is to be considered a replication and programs. Of these, less than 13% have been subjected to a introduces the importance of understanding the purpose of a second study, only some of which would likely have been replication study. Importantly, the paper recognizes the considered true replications. The Valentine et al. paper current development of the field of prevention science in focuses primarily on how information should be summa- which we are faced with few replications to consider, with rized across multiple studies, where inclusion as replication sometimes a maximum of two studies. To illustrate, the is not uncertain, and where the
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