Category: NEWS & EVENTS


Data Sharing in Political Science: Glass Half Empty? Or Full?

[From the article “Data Access, Transparency, and Replication: New Insights from the Political Behavior Literature” by Daniel Stockemer, Sebastian Koehler, and Tobias Lentz, in the October issue of PS: Political Science & Politics] “How many authors of articles published in journal with no mandatory data-access…

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Failure of Justice: p-Values and the Courts

[From the abstract of the working paper, “US Courts of Appeal cases frequently misinterpret p-values and statistical significance: An empirical study”, by Adrian Barnett and Steve Goodman, posted at Open Science Framework] “We examine how p-values and statistical significance have been interpreted…

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Should Null Results Require Greater Justification?

In a recent editorial in Management Review Quarterly, the journal invited replications, and put forth the following “Seven Principles of Effective Replication Studies”:  #1. “Understand that replication is not reproduction” #2. “Aim to replicate published studies that are relevant”  #3….

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Pre-registration. From clinical trials. To psychology. Next, the world?

[From the article “More and more scientists are preregistering their studies. Should you?” by Kai Kupferschmidt, published in Science] “…Preregistration, in its simplest form, is a one-page document answering basic questions such as: What question will be studied? What is the hypothesis?…

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Replication in Economics: How Much? And What Matters?

[From the abstract of the forthcoming paper, “Replication studies in economics—How many and which papers are chosen for replication, and why?” by Frank Mueller-Langer, Benedikt Fecher, Dietmar Harhoff, and Gert G. Wagner, forthcoming in the journal, Research Policy] “We investigate how often replication…

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Does Peer Review Ensure Scientific Integrity? Should it? Can it?

[From the article “The changing forms and expectations of peer review” by Serge Horbach and Willem Halffman, published in Research Integrity and Peer Review, 2018, 3:8] This is a wonderful article that provides a comprehensive discussion of peer review in…

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Top Political Science Journal Introduces Results-Free Peer Review

The Journal of Experimental Political Science (JEPS) just announced that is opening up a new kind of manuscript submission based on preregistered reports. Here is how they describe it: “A preregistered report is like any other research paper in many…

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IN THE NEWS: Mother Jones (September 25, 2018)

[From the article, “This Cornell Food Researcher Has Had 13 Papers Retracted. How Were They Published in the First Place?” by Kiera Butler, published in Mother Jones] “In 2015, I wrote a profile of Brian Wansink, a Cornell University behavioral science researcher who…

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How Many Biases? Let Us Count the Ways

[From the article “Congratulations. Your Study Went Nowhere” by Aaron Carroll, published at http://www.nytimes.com%5D “When we think of biases in research, the one that most often makes the news is a researcher’s financial conflict of interest. But another bias, one possibly even more…

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18,000 Retractions?

[From the video, “The Retraction Watch Database” by Ivan Oransky, posted at YouTube]. Ivan Oransky, MD, co-founder of the website Retraction Watch gave a talk at the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools Workshop at Berkeley in August. In this…

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