Category: NEWS & EVENTS


Nature Human Behaviour: “Replications Do Not Fail”

[Excerpts taken from the editorial, “Replications do not fail” published by Nature Human Behaviour] “For a very long time, replication studies had a lowly status in the hierarchy of publishable research. The equation of scientific advance with novelty and discovery…

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Pre-Analysis Plans in Economics: A Help or a Hindrance for Publication Success and Impact?

[Excerpts taken from the article “Do Pre-analysis Plans Hamper Publication?” by George Ofosu and Daniel Posner, published in the AER: Papers and Proceedings] “Pre-analysis plans (PAPs) have been criticized… that PAPs generate dull, lab-report-style papers that are disfavored by reviewers…

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Predicting Reproducibility: Rise of the Machines

[Excerpts are taken from the article “Estimating the deep replicability of scientific findings using human and artificial intelligence” by Yang Yang, Wu Youyou, and Brian Uzzi, published in PNAS] “…we trained an artificial intelligence model to estimate a paper’s replicability using…

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Assess Business and Economics Claims. Help Science! Make Money!

The repliCATS project is part of a research program called SCORE, funded by DARPA, that eventually aims to build automated tools that can rapidly and reliably assign confidence scores to social science research claims. Our method – the IDEA protocol – harnesses the power…

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How Much Power Does the Average Social Science Study Have? Less Than You Think

[Excerpts taken from the blog, “No, average statistical power is not as high as you think: Tracing a statistical error as it spreads through the literature”, by Andrew Gelman, posted at Statistical Modelling] “I was reading this recently published article by Sakaluk…

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When Peer Review is Too Slow – How About a Red Team?

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Pandemic researchers — recruit your own best critics” by Daniël Lakens, published in Nature] “As researchers rush to find the best ways to quell the COVID-19 crisis, they want to get results out ultra-fast. Preprints…

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Debunking Three Common Claims of Scientific Reform

[Excerpts are taken from the article, “The case for formal methodology in scientific reform” by Berna Devezer, Danielle Navarro, Joachim Vandekerckhove, and Erkan Buzbas, posted at bioRxiv] “Methodologists have criticized empirical scientists for: (a) prematurely presenting unverified research results as…

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Letter in Nature Announces New Reproduction and Replication Journal

[Excerpt taken from “New journal for reproduction and replication results”, correspondence by Etienne Roesch and Nicolas Rougier published in Nature] “More incentive is needed to spur investigation into replication issues and null results (see Nature 578, 489–490; 2020). For example, experienced scientists…

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Pre-Registration as a Severe Testing Device

[Excerpts are taken from the preprint, “The Value of Preregistration for Psychological Science: A Conceptual Analysis” by Daniël Lakens, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] What is Preregistration For? “If the only goal of a researcher is to prevent bias, it suffices…

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NEWS FLASH: Economics Journal Seeking Replication Studies to Publish. Now.

The International Journal for Re-views of Empirical Economics (IREE) is the only economics journal soley dedicated to replication research. They are looking to publish quality replication studies. If you have students conducting replications in your applied economics/econometrics classes, this is…

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