Category: NEWS & EVENTS


IN THE NEWS: NY Times (MAY 29, 2017)

[From the article “Science Needs a Solution for the Temptation of Positive Results” by Aaron E. Carroll at The New York Times/The Upshot website]   “Science has a reproducibility problem. … As long as the academic environment has incentives for…

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TRN Now Listed at AEA’s Resources for Economists (RFE)

The Replication Network is proud to announce that we are now listed on the American Economic Association’s website, Resources for Economists on the Internet (RFE), edited by Bill Goffe at Penn State University. We are listed under “Data / Journal Data and…

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Concurrent Replication

[From Rolf Zwaan’s blog “Zeitgeist”.] “A form of replication that has received not much attention yet is what I will call concurrent replication. The basic idea is this. A research group formulates a hypothesis that they want to test. At…

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Elsevier and the 5 Diseases of Academic Research

[From the article “5 diseases ailing research — and how to cure them” at Elsevier Connect, the daily news site for Elsevier Publishing.] This article summarizes the “diseases” ailing scientific research as identified in the article “On doing better science: From thrill…

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How Well Do Anomalies in Finance and Accounting Replicate?

[From the abstract of a recent NBER working paper by Kewei Hou, Chen Xue, and Lu Zhang entitled “Replicating Anomalies”] “The anomalies literature is infested with widespread p-hacking. We replicate the entire anomalies literature in finance and accounting by compiling a…

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To Criticize? Or Not to Criticize? That is Not the Question

A very nice and balanced discussion of the issues involved in criticizing other researchers’ work on social media can be found in the article “How Should We Talk About Amy Cuddy, Death Threats, and the Replication Crisis?” by Jesse Singal…

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Population? What Population?

[From the abstract of a new working paper by DANIEL SIMONS, YUICHI SHODA, and D. STEPHEN LINDSAY entitled “Constraints on Generality (COG): A Proposed Addition to All Empirical Papers”] “A cumulative science depends on accurately characterizing the generality of findings, but…

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If the American Statistical Association Warns About p-Values, and Nobody Hears It, Does It Make a Sound?

[From the article, “The ASA’s p-value statement, one year on”, which appeared in the online journal Significance, a publication of the American Statistical Association] “A little over a year ago now, in March 2016, the American Statistical Association (ASA) took…

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StudySwap: eHarmony for Replicators

[From an interview with Christopher Chartier and Randy McCarthy at Retraction Watch]   “Do researchers need a new “Craigslist?” We were recently alerted to a new online platform called StudySwap by one of its creators … The platform creates an “online marketplace” that previous researchers…

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Revised European Code of Conduct for Research Integrity Calls for Publication of Negative Results

[From the article “Stop binning negative results, researchers told” at www.timeshighereducation.com] “A new Europe-wide code of research conduct has ordered academics and journals to treat negative experimental results as being equally worthy of publication as positive ones. … The new European Code…

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