Category: NEWS & EVENTS


Update on the Journal of Development Economics’ Pilot on Pre-Results Review

[From the blog by David McKenzie, “A few catch-up links”, posted at Development Impact] “At the BITSS conference, Andrew Foster … gave an update of the JDE’s pilot of registered reports/pre-results review. Some points he noted:” – “They see this process…

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IN THE NEWS: Scicurious (December 16, 2018)

[From the article “Sometimes a failure to replicate a study isn’t a failure at all” by Bethany Brookshire, published in Scicurious] “As anyone who has ever tried a diet knows, exerting willpower can be exhausting. After a whole day spent…

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IN THE NEWS: Medium (December 17, 2018)

[From the article “It’s not a replication crisis. It’s an innovation opportunity” by Jon Brock, published in Medium] “It takes me a few moments to recognise the name. I’ve arrived early at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Research Translation…

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Using Bayesian Reanalysis to Decide Which Studies to Replicate

[From the preprint “When and Why to Replicate: As Easy as 1, 2, 3?” by Sarahanne Field, Rink Hoekstra, Laura Bringmann, and Don van Ravenzwaaij, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints.] “…a flood of new replications of existing research have reached the…

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Making Meta-Analyses More Replicable

[From the article “Automatic extraction of quantitative data from ClinicalTrials.gov to conduct meta-analyses” by Richeek Pradhan et al., published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology] “Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are labor-intensive and time-consuming. Automated extraction of quantitative data from primary…

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Oh No! Not Again!

[From the article “Push button replication: Is impact evaluation evidence for international development verifiable?” by Benjamin Wood, Rui Müller, and Annette Brown, published in PLoS ONE] “…We drew a sample of articles from the ten journals that published the most…

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How to Increase Power Without Increasing Sample Size

[From the blog “Power to the Plan” by Clare Leaver, Owen Ozier, Pieter Serneels, and Andrew Zeitlin, posted at BITSS] “…Our blinded pre-analytical work uncovered two decision margins that could deliver substantial increases in power: changing test statistics used and putting structure on…

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Excellent, Cross-Disciplinary Overview of Scientific Reproducibility in the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy

[From the article “Reproducibility of Scientific Results”, by Fiona Fidler and John Wilcox, published in The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy] “This review consists of four distinct parts. First, we look at the term “reproducibility” and related terms like “repeatability” and…

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The (Honest) Truth About Dishonesty: A Personal Example From the Authors?

[From the blog entitled “Oh, I hate it when work is criticized (or, in this case, fails in attempted replications) and then the original researchers don’t even consider the possibility that maybe in their original work they were inadvertently just…

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All Roads Lead to Rome?

[From the working paper, “Multiple Perspectives on Inference for Two Simple Statistical Scenarios” by van Dongen et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “When analyzing a specific data set, statisticians usually operate within the confines of their preferred inferential paradigm. For…

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