Category: NEWS & EVENTS


How to Certify Reproducibility for Confidential Data. In France.

[From the article “Certify reproducibility with confidential data” by Christophe Pérignon, Kamel Gadouche, Christophe Hurlin, Roxane Silberman, and Eric Debonnel, published in Science] “Many government data, such as sensitive information on individuals’ taxes, income, employment, or health, are available only…

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Is It Persistence Over Time? Or Over Space?

[From the article “The standard errors of persistence” by Morgan Kelly, published at Vox – CEPR Policy Portal] “Does the slave trade continue to affect trust between people in Africa? Does a country’s prosperity depend on the genetic diversity of…

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Lagged Variables Make Good Instruments…Not!

[From the working paper, “Lagged Variables as Instruments” by Yu Wang and Marc Bellemare, posted at http://www.marcfbellemare.com%5D “…applied econometricians often settle on less-than-ideal IVs in an effort to “exogenize” x … One such less-than-ideal identication strategy is the use of what…

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Twenty Years and Over a Thousand Citations, But It Couldn’t Be Reproduced

[From the commentary “Novelty in science should not come at the cost of reproducibility” by Andrew Holding, published in The FEBS Journal] “Oestrogen receptor (ER) cycling is a dogma of the Oestrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer field.” “For nearly 20…

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To Your List of Biases in Meta-Analyses, Add This One: Accumulation Bias

[From the preprint “Accumulation bias in meta-analysis: the need to consider time in error control” by Judith ter Schure and Peter Grünwald, posted at arXiv.org] “Studies accumulate over time and meta-analyses are mainly retrospective. These two characteristics introduce dependencies between…

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Meta-Research: The Big Picture

[From the paper “Calibrating the scientific ecosystem through meta-research” by Tom Hardwicke, Stylianos Serghiou, Perrine Janiaud, Valentin Danchev, Sophia Crüwell, Steven Goodman, and John Ioannidis, forthcoming in Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application] “Meta-research has been defined as ‘the…

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Update from the AEA Data Editor on Replication and Reproducibility

[From the presentation slides on “Replication and Reproducibility in Social Sciences and Statistics: Context, Concerns, and Concrete Measures” by Lars Vilhuber, AEA Data Editor, presented at the 2019 Western Economics Association International meetings] NOTE: Just so there is no misunderstanding,…

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IN THE NEWS: Psychology Today (June 28, 2019)

[From the article “Second-Guessing Predictions: When to trust scientific predictions—and when to ignore them” by Alexander Danvers] “One of the key reforms of the Credibility Revolution in psychology research is the use of preregistration: Scientists write down what they predict will happen…

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IN THE NEWS: Slate (June 20, 2019)

[From the article “We Tried to Publish a Replication of a Science Paper in Science. The Journal Refused.” by Kevin Arceneaux, Bert Bakker, Claire Gothreau, and Gijs Schumacher, published in Slate]  “Our story starts in 2008, when a group of researchers…

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Reproducibility in Registered Reports: Lots of Room for Improvement

[From the paper, “Analysis of Open Data and Computational Reproducibility in Registered Reports in Psychology” by Pepijn Obels, Daniel Lakens, Nicholas Coles, & Jaroslav Gottfried, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “Recently, scholars have started to empirically examine the extent to which data…

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