Category: GUEST BLOGS


VASISHTH: The Statistical Significance Filter Leads To Overoptimistic Expectations of Replicability

[This blog draws on the article “The statistical significance filter leads to overoptimistic expectations of replicability”, authored by Shravan Vasishth, Daniela Mertzen, Lena A. Jäger, and Andrew Gelman, published in the Journal of Memory and Language, 103, 151-175, 2018. An open…

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BROWN, LAMBERT, & WOJAN: At the Intersection of Null Findings and Replication

Replication is an important topic in economic research or any social science for that matter. This issue is most important when an analysis is undertaken to inform decisions by policymakers. Drawing inferences from null or insignificant finding is particularly problematic…

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REED: How “Open Science” Can Discourage Good Science, And What Journals Can Do About It

In a recent tweet (or series of tweets) Kaitlyn Werner shares her experience of having a paper rejected after she posted all her data and code and submitted her paper to a journal. The journal rejected the paper because a…

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MENCLOVA: SURE Journal Is Now Open For Submissions!

Is the topic of your paper interesting, your data appropriate and your analysis carefully done – but your results are not “sexy”? If so, please consider submitting your paper to the Series of Unsurprising Results in Economics. SURE is an…

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BITSS: Journal of Development Economics Pilots Pre-Results Review

The Journal of Development Economics (JDE) is piloting a new approach in which authors have the opportunity to submit empirical research designs for review and approval before the results of the study are known. While the JDE is the first…

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COX, CRAIG, & TOURISH: Publishers Cannot Be Coy

[This blog is a repost from the article “Publishers cannot afford to be coy about ethical breaches” published April 19th, 2018 in the Times Higher Education by Adam Cox, Russell Craig, and Dennis Tourish.] There are rising concerns about the…

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RANDALL & WELSER: On the Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science

[This post is based on the report,  “The Irreproducibility Crisis of Modern Science: Causes, Consequences and the Road to Reform”, recently published by the National Association of Scholars] For more than a decade, and especially since the publication of a…

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ROYNE: Building and Enhancing the Advertising Discipline Through Replication

[This blog is taken from a recent editorial that appeared in the Journal of Advertising Research entitled “Why We Need More Replication Studies to Keep Empirical Knowledge in Check” by Marla B. Royne. The full-length editorial can be found here]…

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VALLOIS & JULLIEN: Is Experimental Economics Really Doing Better? The Case of Public Goods Experiments

[From the working paper, “Replication in experimental economics: A historical and quantitative approach focused on public good game experiments” by Nicolas Vallois and Dorian Jullien] The current “replication crisis” concerns the inability of scientists to “replicate”, i.e. to reproduce a great…

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MCMILLAN: Cogent Economics & Finance is Now Publishing Replications

As of the start of 2018, the journal Cogent Economics and Finance is introducing a replication section. Cogent Economics and Finance is an open access journal publishing high-quality, peer-reviewed research. It is indexed in Scopus, Web of Science’s Emerging Sources…

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