Category: NEWS & EVENTS


Assessing the Peer Reviewers’ Openness (PRO) Initiative from the Perspective of PRO Signatories

[Excerpts taken from the preprint “’Because it is the Right Thing to Do’: Taking Stock of the Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative” by Maike Dahrendorf et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “Although the practice of publicly sharing data and code appears…

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Lesson Learned from Registered Reports From Somebody Who Was There at the Beginning

[Excerpts taken from “The registered reports revolution: Lessons in cultural reform” by Chris Chambers, published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society”] “On 12 November 2012, as my train sped towards London, I received one of the most…

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Registering Your RCT with the AEA? There’s a DOI for That.

[Excerpts taken from the blog “Improving research transparency through easier, faster access to studies in the AEA RCT Registry” by Keesler Welch and James Turitto, posted at the BITSS blogsite]. “J-PAL and the American Economic Association (AEA) have been working…

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Pre-Registration: It’s a Journey

[Excerpts taken from the preprint “Preregistration Is Hard, And Worthwhile” by Brian Nosek and others, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “Preregistration of studies serves at least three aims for improving the credibility and reproducibility of research findings.” “First, preregistration of analysis…

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Anybody Else Ever Make a Mistake? Asking for a Friend.

[Excerpts taken from the blog “Corrigendum: a word you may hope never to encounter” by Dorothy Bishop, published at BishopBlog] “I have this week submitted a ‘corrigendum’ to a journal for an article published in the American Journal of Medical…

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Could Bayes Have Saved Us From the Replication Crisis?

[Excerpts are taken from the article “The Flawed Reasoning Behind the Replication Crisis” by Aubrey Clayton, published at nautil.us] “Suppose an otherwise healthy woman in her forties notices a suspicious lump in her breast and goes in for a mammogram….

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Sad News for Happiness Studies

[Excerpts taken from the article “The Sad Truth about Happiness Scales” by Timothy Bond and Kevin Lang, forthcoming in the Journal of Political Economy] “A large literature has attempted to establish the determinants of happiness using ordered response data from…

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Replication Failures: The Plot Thickens

[Excerpts taken from the working paper “Replicator Degrees of Freedom Allow Publication of Misleading “Failures to Replicate” by Christopher Bryan, David Yeager, and Joseph O’Brien, posted at SSRN] “…using data from an ongoing debate, we show that commonly-exercised flexibility at…

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Big Changes in Reproducibility Policies by the American Economic Association

[Excerpts taken from an email sent out by the American Economic Association to its members on July 16, 2019] “On July 10, 2019, the Association adopted an updated Data and Code Availability Policy, which can be found at https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/policies/data-code. The…

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Lessons Learned from the Pre-Results Review Pilot at the Journal of Development Economics One Year On

[From the blog “Pre-results Review at the Journal of Development Economics: Lessons learned so far” by Andrew Foster, Dean Karlan, Edward Miguel and Aleksandar Bogdanoski, posted at Development Impact at World Bank Blogs] “In March 2018, the Journal of Development…

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