Each year, the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) awards prizes to researchers who have made substantial contributions to improving transparency in research practices. The prizes are names after Ed Leamer (economics) and Robert Rosenthal (psychology) through their early efforts in identifying problems in scientific publishing. On October 12th, BITSS announced the recipients of the 2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Awards,
A total of eight awards were made this year. Two were made in the area of education: Daniel Lakens for, among other things, his creation of the online course “Improving Your Statistical Inferences”; and Simine Vazier, co-founder and President of the Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science. Six other awards were made to emerging researchers for promoting and demonstrating transparent practices in their research.