Category: NEWS & EVENTS


An Interesting Thread on Pre-registration

The Psychonomic Society has been hosting an interesting blog series on pre-registration. Below are the five blogs with ridiculously brief, and probably misleading, summaries: Stephen Lindsay (“Arguments for Preregistering Psychology Research”) SUMMARY: Proper interpretation of the results from hypothesis testing…

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This is Literally a Big Deal

[From the article “Groundbreaking deal makes large number of German studies free to public” by Kai Kupferschmidt, published in Science] “Three years ago, a group of German libraries, universities, and research institutes teamed up to force the three largest scientific…

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Are Researchers More Likely to Share Their Data When Their Funders Tell Them To?

[From the article, “A funder-imposed data publication requirement seldom inspired data sharing” by Jessica Couture, Rachael Blake, Gavin McDonald, and Colette Ward, published in PLOS One] “…In this study, we tested the ability to recover data collected under a particular…

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The Key to Solving the Replication Crisis Is … Intellectual Humility?

[From the article “Intellectual humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong” by Brian Resnick, published at Vox] “Julia Rohrer wants to create a radical new culture for social scientists. A personality psychologist at the Max Planck Institute for Human…

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Changes in Open Science Practices Over Time in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

[From a talk by Betsy Levy Paluck entitled “Open Science Practices are on the Rise Across Four Social Science Disciplines”, based on research with co-authors David Birke, Garret Christensen, Rebecca Littman, Ted Miguel, & Zenan Wang, presented at the annual meeting of BITSS]…

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Update on the Journal of Development Economics’ Pilot on Pre-Results Review

[From the blog by David McKenzie, “A few catch-up links”, posted at Development Impact] “At the BITSS conference, Andrew Foster … gave an update of the JDE’s pilot of registered reports/pre-results review. Some points he noted:” – “They see this process…

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IN THE NEWS: Scicurious (December 16, 2018)

[From the article “Sometimes a failure to replicate a study isn’t a failure at all” by Bethany Brookshire, published in Scicurious] “As anyone who has ever tried a diet knows, exerting willpower can be exhausting. After a whole day spent…

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IN THE NEWS: Medium (December 17, 2018)

[From the article “It’s not a replication crisis. It’s an innovation opportunity” by Jon Brock, published in Medium] “It takes me a few moments to recognise the name. I’ve arrived early at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Research Translation…

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Using Bayesian Reanalysis to Decide Which Studies to Replicate

[From the preprint “When and Why to Replicate: As Easy as 1, 2, 3?” by Sarahanne Field, Rink Hoekstra, Laura Bringmann, and Don van Ravenzwaaij, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints.] “…a flood of new replications of existing research have reached the…

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Making Meta-Analyses More Replicable

[From the article “Automatic extraction of quantitative data from ClinicalTrials.gov to conduct meta-analyses” by Richeek Pradhan et al., published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology] “Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are labor-intensive and time-consuming. Automated extraction of quantitative data from primary…

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