The SCORE team at the Center for Open Science (COS) is looking for committed individuals to help conduct data-analytic replications (DARs) and reproductions.
In general, DARs involve using new data and the same methodological and analytic approach that was used in the original study to replicate the claim identified by SCORE, producing the statistical evidence found in “claim 4” (one or more inferential tests or pieces of statistical evidence). For DARs, collaborators may use different data sources or the same data sources as the original study (e.g., longitudinal dataset, U.S. Census, etc), however the observations used in the replication must be distinct from the observations used in the original study (e.g., newer waves of the same longitudinal dataset, a newer version of the U.S. Census, etc).
Reproductions involve using the original data and the same analytic approach that was used in the original study to reproduce the inferential test(s) or statistical evidence identified by SCORE in “claim 4.”
Within the SCORE program, there are 3 types of reproductions
1) Push Button Reproduction (PBR): Uses the original data and the original analytic code (either shared from the original authors or collected from an online repository/journal website). If a PBR fails to produce sensible output, you will conduct an Author-Data reproduction.
2) Author Data Reproduction (ADR): Uses the original data (either shared from the original authors or collected from an online repository/journal website) and new/revised analytic code generated by the SCORE collaborator.
3) Source Data Reproduction (SDR), applicable when the original study used existing data: The SCORE collaborator reconstructs the dataset used in the original analysis (by using information from the original paper and any additional information from the original author) and generates new analytic code.
The data-analytic replications and each of the three types of reproductions are further broken down based on the method of claim extraction:
– Single-trace papers: Only a single claim trace is extracted from the article which includes exactly one statistically significant inferential test result.
– Bushel papers: As many independent claim traces are extracted as possible, which may include non-inferential quantitative evidence, non-significant evidence, and multiple inferential test results in the same claim.
How to get involved
You will self select into a project-analysis type using the sign-up sheet linked below before completing a form to confirm your interest and timeline feasibility. You will see that the commitment form corresponding to each project is linked directly in the spreadsheet.
If you sign-up for a bushel reproduction/replication, you will commit to reproducing/replicating as many claims as possible, aiming for at least 5 unless fewer claims are included in the bushel claims spreadsheet.
If you are interested in executing a data-analytic replication (DAR) or a reproduction, please review the in-depth instructions linked below and claim papers using this SIGN-UP SHEET. When you claim a project, be sure to also complete the commitment form linked in the sign-up sheet. High priority projects are highlighted in green.
For bushel papers, the columns ‘has replication’ and ‘has reproduction’ indicate whether or not at least one analysis has already been performed within the context of the SCORE program. Those projects with ‘TRUE’ in this field will be easier to complete because we likely have relevant materials in hand.
If you would like to review what data and materials we’ve already collected for a given project, if anything, please let us know and we will provide a view-only link.
You may review general instructions and expectations for each project type linked below. When you complete the commitment form and are matched to a project, you will receive access to the corresponding OSF project, your preregistration form, and any other relevant materials.
Bushel claim spreadsheets can be found in the OSF project linked in the sign-up sheet. If you are interested, please follow the link, review the project wiki, and click the paper from among the full list of bushel papers included in the project.
Note that you should attempt to access all of the necessary data after signing up but before completing the commitment form. Please do not reach out to any of the original authors directly; if you suspect that the data is readily available but require assistance to access it (e.g., original author contact, funding to access the data, etc.) please reach out to us after you’ve added your name to the sign-up sheet.
Privacy Statement: Other teams are making predictions about the outcomes of many different studies, not knowing which studies have been selected for replication/reproduction. As a consequence, the success of this project requires full confidentiality of the research process. This includes privacy about which studies have been selected for replication and all aspects of the discussion about these replication designs.