Category: NEWS & EVENTS


An Assessment of Open Science Research Practices in Psychology: Lots of Talk But…

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Estimating the prevalence of transparency and reproducibility-related research practices in psychology (2014-2017)”, by Hardwicke, et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “…we manually examined a random sample of 250 articles to estimate the prevalence of several…

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Doing More with Confidence Intervals

[Excerpts taken from the article “In Praise of Confidence Intervals” by David Romer, posted at the American Economic Association’s 2020 annual conference website] “…most modern empirical papers concentrate on two characteristics of their findings: whether the point estimates are statistically…

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Open Science Practices in the Social Sciences: A Progress Report

[Excerpts taken from the article “Open Science Practices are on the Rise: The State of Social Science (3S) Survey” by Christensen et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “…how many social scientists are adopting open science practices, and what are the…

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Free Webinar on Pre-Registation by the Center for Open Science

[From an email sent by Claire Riss, Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Open Science] “The Center for Open Science is conducting a webinar entitled The What, Why, and How of Preregistration on January 21 at 10 am Eastern…

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A Plea For NGOs to Free Their Data

[Excerpts from the article “NGOs can do more to stop wasting data. Here’s how.” by Diego Menchaca and Tiago Beck, published at Devex.com] “Every day, immense quantities of field data are collected and stored by NGOs all around the world….

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What Do Replications Tell Us About the Reliability of Meta-Analyses? Evidence from Psychology

[Excerpts taken from the article “Comparing meta-analyses and preregistered multiple-laboratory replication projects” by Amanda Kvarven, Eirik Strømland, and Magnus Johannesson, published in Nature Human Behaviour] “In the past 30 years, the number of meta-analyses published across scientific fields has been…

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Hear Top Open Science Researchers Talk about Research Transparency in Weekly Webcasts

Every week for 9 weeks you can hear leaders in research transparency talk about their latest thinking on how to make statistical research open, reproducible, and credible. To learn more, see the schedule below and click on each speaker to…

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Less Hype, More…What?

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Blocking the Hype‐Hypocrisy‐Falsification‐Fakery Pathway is Needed to Safeguard Science”, by Henning Hopf, Stephen Matlin, Goverdhan Mehta, and Alain Krief, published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition] “Hype has become prevalent in the age of instantaneous mass…

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IN THE NEWS: Times Higher Education (December 13, 2019)

[Excerpts taken from the article “Ten UK universities create reproducibility-focused senior roles” by Simon Baker, published in Times Higher Education]  “The involvement of 10 universities that have officially joined a UK network set up to tackle the issue of reproducibility…

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Making a List, Checking it Twice (for Transparency)

[Excerpts taken from the article “A consensus-based transparency checklist” by Balazs Aczel and many, many others, published in Nature Human Behavior] “Ideally, science is characterized by a ‘show me’ norm, meaning that claims should be based on observations that are…

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