Category: NEWS & EVENTS


A Nice “Shoutout” to TRN in Nature Sustainability

[Excerpts taken from the article “Economists run experiments, too” by Aiora Zabala, published at Nature Sustainability] “For most who don’t know this literature, it’s easy to lightly recommend that we should implement taxes, subsidies or regulations to tackle environmental challenges…Economists…

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ReproducibiliTeas: Bottoms Up.

[Excerpts taken from the article, “A journal club to fix science” by Amy Orben, published in Nature] “If science had generations, mine would not be defined by war or Woodstock, but by reproducibility and open science….Early-career researchers do not need…

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Down With Confidence Intervals. Up With Uncertainty Intervals? Compatibility Intervals?

[Excerpts taken from the article “Are confidence intervals better termed ‘uncertainty intervals’?” by Andrew Gelman and Sander Greenland, published in the BMJ.] Are confidence intervals better termed “uncertainty intervals?” Yes—Andrew Gelman “Confidence intervals can be a useful summary in model…

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Predicting Reproducibility. No PhD Required.

[Excerpts taken from the article “Laypeople Can Predict Which Social Science Studies Replicate” by Suzanne Hoogeveen, Alexandra Sarafoglou, and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “…we assess the extent to which a finding’s replication success relates to its intuitive plausibility….

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New Cambridge University Press Journal Seeks Non-Novel Research

[Excerpts taken from the article “New Journal Focused on Reproducibility” by Colleen Flaherty, published at insidehighered.com] “Cambridge University Press is launching a new open-access journal to help address science’s reproducibility issues and glacial peer-review timelines. Experimental Results, announced today, gives…

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It May Be Intelligent, But Is It Reproducible?

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Artificial Intelligence Confronts a ‘Reproducibility’ Crisis’” by Gregory Barber, published at Wired.com] “A few years ago, Joelle Pineau, a computer science professor at McGill, was helping her students design a new algorithm when they fell…

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Deborah Mayo on Banning Significance Tests

[Excerpts taken from the article “P-value Thresholds: Forfeit at Your Peril’ by Deborah Mayo, forthcoming in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation] “A key recognition among those who write on the statistical crisis in science is that the pressure to…

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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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