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Progress in Publishing Negative Results?

[From the working paper, “Publication Bias and Editorial Statement on Negative Findings” by Cristina Blanco-Perez and Abel Brodeur] “In February 2015, the editors of eight health economics journals sent out an editorial statement which aims to reduce the incentives to…

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2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Award Winners Announced

Each year, the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) awards prizes to researchers who have made substantial contributions to improving transparency in research practices. The prizes are names after Ed Leamer (economics) and Robert Rosenthal (psychology) through…

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All Researchers Want Open Data, Right?

[From the blog by Justin Gallagher entitled “Public Data that Isn’t (or Wasn’t) Public” posted at BITSS] “I recently completed a coauthored working paper, together with Paul J. Fisher, that examines whether electronic monitoring via red light traffic cameras leads to…

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Another Session on Reproducibility at the 2017 ASSA Meetings

TRN previously posted about two sessions on replication at the 2017 ASSA meetings. In what may be a sign of changing times, the American Economic Association is sponsoring a third session on this topic. The session, “Meta-Analysis and Reproducibility in…

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BITSS Announces 10 Recipients for This Year’s Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science

[From the website of the Berkeley Institute of Transparency in the Social Sciences — BITSS] The ten recipients are: — “Dr. ERIC-JAN WAGENMAKERS, Professor of Mathematical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and widely recognized pioneer in promoting reproducible research”…

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MAREN DUVENDACK: What are Registered Replication Reports?

Academia has been abuzz in recent years with new initiatives focusing on research transparency, replication and reproducibility of research. Notable in this regard are the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences, and the Reproducibility Initiative which PLOS and…

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BITSS Announces Call for Papers, Nominations for Leamer-Rosenthal Prize

The annual meeting of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) will be held December 15-16 at Berkeley.  BITSS is currently calling for papers.  The deadline to submit is October 7th.  But wait!  There’s more!  BITSS is…

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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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Progress Report on Open Science in Psychology

ETIENNE LEBEL, in a blog for BITSS, gives a brief but wide-ranging summary of the status of “open science” in psychology.  Topics include: (i) the use of “badges” to encourage provision of research materials, (ii) pre-registration, (iii) reproducibility, (iv) replications,…

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STEPHANIE WYKSTRA: On Data Re-use

[THIS BLOG ORIGINALLY APPEARED ON THE BITSS WEBSITE]  As advocates for open data, my colleagues and I often point to re-use of data for further research as a major benefit of data-sharing. In fact there are many cases in which…

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