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There’s Gold in Them Thar Predictions!

[Excerpts taken from the article “Predict science to improve science” by Stefano DellaVigna, Devin Pope, and Eva Vivalt, published in Science] “Many fields of research, such as economics, psychology, political science, and medicine, have seen growing interest in new research…

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Reproducibility and Meta-Analyses: Two Great Concepts That Apparently Don’t Mix

[Excerpts taken from the report “Examining the Reproducibility of Meta-Analyses in Psychology: A Preliminary Report” by Daniel Lakens et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints ] “…given the broad array of problems that make it difficult to evaluate the evidential value…

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What Went Down at the World Bank’s “Transparency, Reproducibility, and Credibility” Research Symposium

[Excerpts taken from the blog “What development economists talk about when they talk about reproducibility …” by Luiza Andrade, Guadalupe Bedoya, Benjamin Daniels, Maria Jones, and Florence Kondylis, published on the World Bank’s Development Impact blog] “Can another researcher reuse…

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Will You Be in Washington, D.C. on September 10th? Check This Out.

[Excerpts taken from an announcement posted on the BITSS website] “‘Transparency, Reproducibility, and Credibility of Economics Research’” is a research symposium hosted collaboratively by the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group, BITSS, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie),…

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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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Another Economics Journal Pilots Pre-Results Review

[From the article “Pre-results review reaches the (economic) lab: Experimental Economics follows the Journal of Development Economics in piloting pre-results review”, an interview with Irenaeus Wolff, published at http://www.bitss.org. The following are excerpts from that interview.] “In its April 2019…

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BITSS to Offer Short Course on Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training in Washington DC, September 11-13, 2019

[From an announcement on the BITSS website] “Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) provides participants with an overview of tools and best practices for transparent and reproducible social science research.”  “RT2 is designed for researchers in the social and health sciences,…

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Wondering How to Write a Pre-Analysis Plan? Simulate it.

[From the blog “Better pre-analysis plans through design declaration and diagnosis” by Graeme Blair, Jasper Cooper, Alexander Coppock, and Macartan Humphreys, posted at BITSS] “Pre-analysis plans (PAPs) are used by researchers to register a set of analyses before they learn…

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Open Policy Analysis Applied to the Warren Wealth Tax Plan: A Very Cool Initiative!

[From the blog, “Opening up the analysis behind Elizabeth Warren’s wealth tax plan” posted at BITSS] “Senator Elizabeth Warren declared her 2020 presidential bid on a platform based on policies to rebuild the American middle-class. A key part of her…

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Changes in Open Science Practices Over Time in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

[From a talk by Betsy Levy Paluck entitled “Open Science Practices are on the Rise Across Four Social Science Disciplines”, based on research with co-authors David Birke, Garret Christensen, Rebecca Littman, Ted Miguel, & Zenan Wang, presented at the annual meeting of BITSS]…

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