Category: NEWS & EVENTS


Confused by “Replicability” Versus “Reproducibility”? You’re Not Alone

“Replication” means a lot of things to a lot of people.  But not necessarily the same thing.  Earlier this year, the National Academy of Sciences published a report on “Reproducibility” that fleshed out some of the subtleties of this concept….

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The Journal Comparative Political Studies Tries “Results-Free” Submissions

The website Retraction Watch has an interesting interview with MICHAEL FINDLEY about an experiment undertaken at Comparative Political Studies last year. The journal sponsored a special issue for which they solicited submissions where results were not reported.  Submissions were of two types: (i) planned…

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Is Most Published Research Wrong? The You Tube

This You Tube video, from the channel Veritasium, is a compendium of studies, anecdotes, and initiatives addressing key problems in scientific research.  It includes a compact summary of John Ioannides’ famous paper, “Why Most Published Research Findings Are False“, studies…

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Everything is F**KED: The Syllabus

Come on, admit it.  This is the course you really want to teach.  Professor Sanjay Srivastava’s PSY607’s weekly topics include: –Significance testing is f**ked — Causal inference from experiments is f**ked — Replicability is f**ked — Scientific publishing is f**ked…

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Podcast on “The Replication Crisis”

On August 6th at a conference held at Berkeley (Effective Altruism Global 2016), four panellists discussed “The Replication Crisis”: Brian Nosek, Stuart Buck, Ivan Oransky, and Stephanie Wykstra (moderator = Julia Galef).  Some of the questions addressed were:  — Is failure…

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Podcast from Science Friday on Replication

This short podcast, just 12 minutes, is worth a listen.  It is an interview on Science Friday with Dan Simons, Professor of Psychology at the University of Illinois, and Barbara Spellman, former editor at Perspectives on Psychological Science, on a new…

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Netherlands Spending 3 Million Euros to Fund Replications

[From the website of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)] :”NWO is making 3 million euros available for a Replication Studies pilot programme. In this programme, scientists will be able to repeat research that has been carried out by others….

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3ie Wants You To Do a Replication for Them — And They’re Willing to Pay

[From 3ie — International Initiative for Impact Evaluation]: “3ie requests expressions of interest from researchers interested in conducting replication studies under 3ie’s Replication Window 4: Financial Services for the Poor…Funding is available to conduct internal replications of seven highly influential…

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Tales from the (Psychology) Crypt

This story about academic negligence, if not outright fraud, has many similarities with previous posts about “data mistakes,” though there is enough unique in the story to make it interesting in its own right.  To paraphrase Tolstoy, “each unhappy article…

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PPT Slides for Garret Christensen’s Presentation on Research Transparency in Economics

Recently, GARRET CHRISTENSEN, project scientist at BITSS, reviewed the literature on  research transparency at a talk given at the Western Economic Association meetings.  You can access his slides here.

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