Category: NEWS & EVENTS


Gelman Post on “Failure of Failure to Replicate” a Great Read

Andrew Gelman had a great post yesterday that highlights a major issue — a really major issue — with replication. The problem is, there is no commonly accepted definition of what a “replication” is. Even when a definition is provided,…

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Journal of Economic Psychology Calls for Papers for Special Replication Issue

[From the website of the Journal of Economic Psychology announcing a special issue on “Replications in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics”] “In this special issue, we aim to contribute to ongoing efforts in both disciplines to test the replicability of…

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IN THE NEWS: Buzzfeed (April 4, 2018)

[From the article, “Hundreds of Researchers Are Trying to Replicate High-Profile Psychology Studies” by Stephanie M. Lee in Buzzfeed] “More than 400 psychologists worldwide are teaming up to fight a looming problem in their field: headline-making research that doesn’t hold up.”…

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Should We Talk About It?

[From the article “How (and Whether) to Teach Undergraduates About the Replication Crisis in Psychological Science”, recently published by William Chopik, Ryan Bremner, Andrew Defever, and Victor Keller in Teaching of Psychology] “Over the past 10 years, crises surrounding replication,…

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Things Aren’t Looking That Great in Ecology and Evolution Either

[From a recent working paper entitled “Questionable Research Practices in Ecology and Evolution” by Hannah Fraser, Tim Parker, Shinichi Nakagawa, Ashley Barnett, and Fiona Fidler] “We surveyed 807 researchers (494 ecologists and 313 evolutionary biologists) about their use of Questionable…

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A Summary of Proposals to Improve Statistical Inference

In a recent comment published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, John Ioannidis provided the following summary of proposals (see table below). The summary, and his brief commentary, may be of interest to readers of TRN.  Source: Ioannidis…

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Review of Development Finance Calling for Replication Studies

[From the website of the journal, Review of Development Finance] “In addition to its primary scope of publishing original research articles, Review of Development Finance would like to make it worth your time to submit replication studies. First, we’re issuing…

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Reproducibility crisis? What reproducibility crisis?

[From the opinion article, “Is science really facing a reproducibility crisis, and do we need it to?” by Daniele Fanelli, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)] “Efforts to improve the reproducibility and integrity of science are typically…

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National Science Foundation Now Funding Replication Studies. In Neuroscience.

[From the post “Dear Colleague Letter: Achieving New Insights through Replicability and Reproducibility” published at nsf.gov] “The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) encourages submission of proposals that target reproducibility and replicability efforts in…

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Postdiction, Prediction, and Preregistration

[From the article, “The preregistration revolution” by Brian Nosek, Charles Ebersole, Alexander DeHaven, and David Mellor, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS)] “Sometimes researchers use existing observations of nature to generate ideas about how the world…

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