Category: NEWS & EVENTS


What Went Down at the World Bank’s “Transparency, Reproducibility, and Credibility” Research Symposium

[Excerpts taken from the blog “What development economists talk about when they talk about reproducibility …” by Luiza Andrade, Guadalupe Bedoya, Benjamin Daniels, Maria Jones, and Florence Kondylis, published on the World Bank’s Development Impact blog] “Can another researcher reuse…

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CALLING ALL ECONOMISTS! Come To Melbourne and Predict the Reproducibility of Social Science Research. Travel Grants Available.

The repliCATS Project is part of a monumental effort to estimate the replicability of 3,000 published social science research claims. Towards that end, it is sponsoring a one-day workshop in Melbourne, Australia on November 6th. Participants will work in small…

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Do We Want to Eliminate Selection Bias in Publication? Not Always

[Excerpts taken from the article “No Data in the Void: Values and Distributional Conflicts in Empirical Policy Research and Artificial Intelligence” by Maximilian Kasy, published at econfip.org] “Decision making based on data…is becoming ever more widespread. Any time such decisions…

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Is It Pointless to Try and Predict Reproducibility?

[Excerpts taken from the blog “Responding to the replication crisis: reflections on Metascience2019” by Dorothy Bishop, published at her blogsite, BishopBlog] “I’m just back from MetaScience 2019…It is a sign of a successful meeting, I think, if it gets people…raising…

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This Crazy Academic World: Papers that Criticize the Hawthorne Effect Contribute To Affirmative Citations

[Excerpts are taken from the article “Affirmative citation bias in scientific myth debunking: A three-in-one case study” by Kåre Letrud and Sigbjørn Hernes, published in PLOS One] “…we perform case studies of the academic reception of three articles critical of…

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Your Definition of Replication is (Probably) Wrong

[From the preprint, “What is Replication?” by Brian Nosek and Tim Errington, posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “According to common understanding, replication is repeating a study’s procedure and observing whether the prior finding recurs…This definition of replication is intuitive, easy to…

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Systematic Reviews: The Machines Cometh

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Developing a fully automated evidence synthesis” by John  Brassey et al., published in BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine] “Here, we describe a fully automated evidence synthesis system for intervention studies, one that identifies all the relevant evidence,…

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Will You Be in Washington, D.C. on September 10th? Check This Out.

[Excerpts taken from an announcement posted on the BITSS website] “‘Transparency, Reproducibility, and Credibility of Economics Research’” is a research symposium hosted collaboratively by the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group, BITSS, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie),…

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Do You Trust What You Read? Results of a Survey of 3000 Academics

[Excerpts taken from the article “Do researchers trust each other’s work?” by David Matthews, published at Times Higher Education] “…do researchers actually trust each other? The answer, according to data from a survey of more than 3,000 scholars across the…

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