Category: NEWS & EVENTS


What is a “Successful Replication?”

[From a twitter post by Gilad Feldman, @mgto_org ] “What is a successful replication? My students are I wanted to have a clear guide with examples, couldn’t find a clear straightforward article. Here’s a suggested table. Please help, what’s wrong/inaccurate or missing?…

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IN THE NEWS: Wall Street Journal (April 16, 2018)

[From the opinion article, “How Bad is the Government’s Science?” by Peter Wood and David Randall, published at http://www.wsj.com%5D “A deeper issue is that the irreproducibility crisis has remained largely invisible to the general public and policy makers. That’s a…

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Researchers Really Want to Share Their Data. Really?

[From the White paper, “Practical Challenges for Researchers in Data Sharing”, posted at springernature.com] “In one of the largest surveys of researchers about research data (with over 7,700 respondents), Springer Nature finds widespread data sharing associated with published works and…

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Might This Also Apply to Untenured Faculty?

[From the article “A survey on data reproducibility and the effect of publication process on the ethical reporting of laboratory research,” forthcoming in the journal Clinical Cancer Research] “We developed an anonymous online survey intended for trainees involved in bench…

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Just How Big Is the “Reproducibility Crisis”? Good Question

[From the preprint article “Researcher conduct determines data reliability” by Mark Wass, Larry Ray, and Martin Michaelis] “Our findings demonstrate the need for systematic meta-research on the issue of data reproducibility. A reproducibility crisis is widely recognised among researchers from many different fields….

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Gelman Post on “Failure of Failure to Replicate” a Great Read

Andrew Gelman had a great post yesterday that highlights a major issue — a really major issue — with replication. The problem is, there is no commonly accepted definition of what a “replication” is. Even when a definition is provided,…

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Journal of Economic Psychology Calls for Papers for Special Replication Issue

[From the website of the Journal of Economic Psychology announcing a special issue on “Replications in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics”] “In this special issue, we aim to contribute to ongoing efforts in both disciplines to test the replicability of…

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IN THE NEWS: Buzzfeed (April 4, 2018)

[From the article, “Hundreds of Researchers Are Trying to Replicate High-Profile Psychology Studies” by Stephanie M. Lee in Buzzfeed] “More than 400 psychologists worldwide are teaming up to fight a looming problem in their field: headline-making research that doesn’t hold up.”…

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Should We Talk About It?

[From the article “How (and Whether) to Teach Undergraduates About the Replication Crisis in Psychological Science”, recently published by William Chopik, Ryan Bremner, Andrew Defever, and Victor Keller in Teaching of Psychology] “Over the past 10 years, crises surrounding replication,…

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Things Aren’t Looking That Great in Ecology and Evolution Either

[From a recent working paper entitled “Questionable Research Practices in Ecology and Evolution” by Hannah Fraser, Tim Parker, Shinichi Nakagawa, Ashley Barnett, and Fiona Fidler] “We surveyed 807 researchers (494 ecologists and 313 evolutionary biologists) about their use of Questionable…

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