Category: NEWS & EVENTS


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…

Read More

One Question + Many Researchers = Many Different Answers

[Excerpts taken from the article “Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results” by Justin Landy and many others, posted at the preprint repository at the University of Essex] “…we introduce a crowdsourced approach to hypothesis testing….

Read More

IN THE NEWS: Wired (November 26, 2019)

[Excerpts taken from the article, “We’re All ‘P-Hacking’ Now” by Christie Aschwanden, publised in Wired] “It’s got an entry in the Urban Dictionary, been discussed on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, scored a wink from Cards Against Humanity, and now it’s been featured…

Read More

The Main Reason to Pre-Register Your Research Is…

[Excerpts taken from the article, “The Value of Preregistration for Psychological Science: A Conceptual Analysis”, by Daniël Lakens, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “With the rise of the internet it has become feasible to create online registries that ask researchers to…

Read More

Calling All Replicators in Economics, Finance, and Management! Consider IREE as an Outlet for your Replication Studies!

FYI! The International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE) publishes reproductions and replication studies in economics and management. IREE is a young journal, started in 2017. Richard Easterlin and Jeffrey Wooldridge serve on the journal’s Advisory Board. It has…

Read More

IN THE NEWS: Undark (November 20, 2019)

[Excerpts taken from the article “A Team Approach to Tackling the Psychology Replication Crisis” by Dalmeet Singh Chawla, published in Undark] “In 2008, psychologists proposed that when humans are shown an unfamiliar face, they judge it on two main dimensions:…

Read More

If All the Neuroimaging Researchers Were Laid End to End, Would They Reach a Conclusion?

[Excerpts taken from the article “Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams” by Thomas Nichols, Russell Poldrack, Tom Schonberg and 194 others, posted at BioRXiv] “Data analysis workflows in many areas of science have become…

Read More

Changes at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

[Excerpts taken from the article “Editor’s Corner”, by Travis Lybbert, published in The Exchange, the newsletter of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association] “In my time as AJAE editor over the past four years, an interesting crisis for our profession –…

Read More

A Must-Read on the Statistical Analysis of Replications

[Excerpts taken from the article, “The Statistics of Replication” by Larry Hedges, pubished in the journal Methodology] Background “Some treatments of replication have defined replication in terms of the conclusions obtained by studies (e.g., did both studies conclude that the…

Read More

Pre-Analysis Plans in Economics and Political Science: Are They Working?

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Pre-analysis Plans: A Stocktaking” by George Ofosu and Daniel Posner, posted at George Ofosu’s website at the London School of Economics] “We draw a representative sample of PAPs and analyze their content to determine whether…

Read More