Special Issue on How to Improve Replication in the Social Sciences

The journal International Studies Perspective has a collection of articles that address various dimensions of replication in the social sciences, in general, and the field of international relations, in particular.  An interesting proposal comes from an article by MICHAEL COLARESI, who argues for “prereplication”: after an article is conditionally accepted, the authors are required to submit their data and code, and the journal confirms that the data and code are able to exactly replicate the results in the paper.  This both ensures that the results in the paper are “locally correct,” and makes it easier for researchers to replicate the paper after it has been published.  To read a summary of the different articles, click here.  

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