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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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Update on the Journal of Development Economics’ Pilot on Pre-Results Review

[From the blog by David McKenzie, “A few catch-up links”, posted at Development Impact] “At the BITSS conference, Andrew Foster … gave an update of the JDE’s pilot of registered reports/pre-results review. Some points he noted:” – “They see this process…

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Pre-Results Review at the Journal of Development Economics: An Early Review

[From the article “Pre-results review at the Journal of Development Economics: Taking transparency in the discipline to the next level” by Aleksandar Bogdanoski and Keesler Welch, published at the blogsite of the Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL)] “Earlier this…

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