Category: NEWS & EVENTS


The Crowdsourced Replication Initiative: Excerpts from the Executive Report

[Excerpts taken from the report “The Crowdsourced Replication Initiative: Investigating Immigration and Social Policy Preferences using Meta-Science” by Nate Breznau, Eike Mark Rinke, and Alexander Wuttke, posted at SocArXiv Papers] “A burning question is what impact immigration and immigration-related events…

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Statistical Tools to Detect Data Fabrication: Caveat Emptor

[Excerpts taken from the preprint “Detection of data fabrication using statistical tools” by Chris Hartgerink, Jan Voelkel, Jelte Wicherts, and Marcel van Assen, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “In this article, we investigate the diagnostic performance of various statistical methods to…

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Replication Crisis? What Replication Crisis?

[Excerpts taken from the article “No Crisis but No Time for Complacency” by Wendy Wood and Timothy Wilson, published in Observer Magazine] “The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine recently published a report titled Reproducibility and Replicability in Science….

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Calling All ECON PhD Students. Your (Part-Time) Dream Job Is Now Hiring.

The SCORE Project is looking to hire a part-time research scientist (PhD level) for the next six months. They are particularly interested in having an economist to complement the skill sets of other research scientists on the team.  You can…

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An Interview with Ted Miguel on “How To Do Open Science”

[Excerpts taken from the article “Ted Miguel in conversation on “Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research: How to Do Open Science” by Isabelle Cohen and Hagit Caspi, posted at the website of the Economics Department, University of California, Berkeley] “Edward…

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Economists are Biased. Who Would Have Guessed?!

[Excerpts taken from the blog “Ideology is Dead! Long Live Ideology!” by Mohsen Javdani and Ha-Joon Chang, posted at the website of the Institute for New Economic Thinking] “Mainstream (neoclassical) economics has always put a strong emphasis on the positivist…

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Bad News and Good News for Meta-Analyses in Economics

[Excerpts taken from the working paper “Practical Significance, Meta-Analysis and the Credibility of Economics” by Tom Stanley and Chris Doucouliagos, posted at SSRN] “…we find that large biases and high rates of false positives will often be found by conventional meta-analysis methods….

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Assessing the Peer Reviewers’ Openness (PRO) Initiative from the Perspective of PRO Signatories

[Excerpts taken from the preprint “’Because it is the Right Thing to Do’: Taking Stock of the Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative” by Maike Dahrendorf et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “Although the practice of publicly sharing data and code appears…

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Lesson Learned from Registered Reports From Somebody Who Was There at the Beginning

[Excerpts taken from “The registered reports revolution: Lessons in cultural reform” by Chris Chambers, published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society”] “On 12 November 2012, as my train sped towards London, I received one of the most…

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Registering Your RCT with the AEA? There’s a DOI for That.

[Excerpts taken from the blog “Improving research transparency through easier, faster access to studies in the AEA RCT Registry” by Keesler Welch and James Turitto, posted at the BITSS blogsite]. “J-PAL and the American Economic Association (AEA) have been working…

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