Category: NEWS & EVENTS


When Replication Met Climate Change

[Excerpts taken from a not so recent article, “Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed”, by Katherine Foley, published in Quartz (qz.com), in September 2017] “It’s often said that of all the…

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IN THE NEWS: Bloomberg (January 14, 2020)

[Excerpts taken from the article “Behavioral Economics’ Latest Bias: Seeing Bias Wherever It Looks” by Brandon Kochkodin, published at Bloomberg.com] “Behavioral economics, it seems, might just have a bias problem of its own.” “…for a small, but vocal group of…

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QRP: The Board Game

[Excerpts taken from the “QRP Game Rules”, by Roger Giner-Sorolla, posted at OSF] “A game of scientific discovery, careers, and reform for 2-6 players or teams.” Overview “You, the players, are researchers using sampling statistics to find out more about…

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Making Meta-Analyses “Open”: A How-To

[Excerpts taken from the article “Conducting a Meta-Analysis in the Age of Open Science: Tools, Tips, and Practical Recommendations” by David Moreau and Beau Gamble, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “In this tutorial, we describe why open science is important in the…

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An Assessment of Open Science Research Practices in Psychology: Lots of Talk But…

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Estimating the prevalence of transparency and reproducibility-related research practices in psychology (2014-2017)”, by Hardwicke, et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “…we manually examined a random sample of 250 articles to estimate the prevalence of several…

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Doing More with Confidence Intervals

[Excerpts taken from the article “In Praise of Confidence Intervals” by David Romer, posted at the American Economic Association’s 2020 annual conference website] “…most modern empirical papers concentrate on two characteristics of their findings: whether the point estimates are statistically…

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Open Science Practices in the Social Sciences: A Progress Report

[Excerpts taken from the article “Open Science Practices are on the Rise: The State of Social Science (3S) Survey” by Christensen et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “…how many social scientists are adopting open science practices, and what are the…

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Free Webinar on Pre-Registation by the Center for Open Science

[From an email sent by Claire Riss, Communications and Outreach Coordinator for the Center for Open Science] “The Center for Open Science is conducting a webinar entitled The What, Why, and How of Preregistration on January 21 at 10 am Eastern…

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A Plea For NGOs to Free Their Data

[Excerpts from the article “NGOs can do more to stop wasting data. Here’s how.” by Diego Menchaca and Tiago Beck, published at Devex.com] “Every day, immense quantities of field data are collected and stored by NGOs all around the world….

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What Do Replications Tell Us About the Reliability of Meta-Analyses? Evidence from Psychology

[Excerpts taken from the article “Comparing meta-analyses and preregistered multiple-laboratory replication projects” by Amanda Kvarven, Eirik Strømland, and Magnus Johannesson, published in Nature Human Behaviour] “In the past 30 years, the number of meta-analyses published across scientific fields has been…

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