Category: NEWS & EVENTS


Calling All PhD Students: Do a Replication. Get Paid.

J-PAL has been awarded a three-year grant to promote Research Transparency and Reproducibility. One primary component of this grant is to facilitate the reproducibility of 36 studies through pre-publication reanalyses, a new attempt to conduct code replications of research before…

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Reasons for Loving Null Results

In a great blog (“Why we should love null results”) posted at The 100% CI, Anne Scheel gives some reasons why we should love statistically insignificant findings. Her reasons include: — “We should love null results to counter our tendency…

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Sharing Data Made Easy

In a recent post (“Open data for the busy researcher”), Richard D. Morey suggests an easy way to share data.  The hardest part is getting started.  The following steps make it easy to “ease in” to the process of making…

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IN THE NEWS: NY Times (MAY 29, 2017)

[From the article “Science Needs a Solution for the Temptation of Positive Results” by Aaron E. Carroll at The New York Times/The Upshot website]   “Science has a reproducibility problem. … As long as the academic environment has incentives for…

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TRN Now Listed at AEA’s Resources for Economists (RFE)

The Replication Network is proud to announce that we are now listed on the American Economic Association’s website, Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE), edited by Bill Goffe at Penn State University. We are listed under “Data / Journal Data and…

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Concurrent Replication

[From Rolf Zwaan’s blog “Zeitgeist”.] “A form of replication that has received not much attention yet is what I will call concurrent replication. The basic idea is this. A research group formulates a hypothesis that they want to test. At…

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Elsevier and the 5 Diseases of Academic Research

[From the article “5 diseases ailing research — and how to cure them” at Elsevier Connect, the daily news site for Elsevier Publishing.] This article summarizes the “diseases” ailing scientific research as identified in the article “On doing better science: From thrill…

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How Well Do Anomalies in Finance and Accounting Replicate?

[From the abstract of a recent NBER working paper by Kewei Hou, Chen Xue, and Lu Zhang entitled “Replicating Anomalies”] “The anomalies literature is infested with widespread p-hacking. We replicate the entire anomalies literature in finance and accounting by compiling a…

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To Criticize? Or Not to Criticize? That is Not the Question

A very nice and balanced discussion of the issues involved in criticizing other researchers’ work on social media can be found in the article “How Should We Talk About Amy Cuddy, Death Threats, and the Replication Crisis?” by Jesse Singal…

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Population? What Population?

[From the abstract of a new working paper by DANIEL SIMONS, YUICHI SHODA, and D. STEPHEN LINDSAY entitled “Constraints on Generality (COG): A Proposed Addition to All Empirical Papers”] “A cumulative science depends on accurately characterizing the generality of findings, but…

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