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Deadline Extended for BITSS Transparency and Reproducibility Workshop

The Berkeley Institute for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) is extending the application deadline for its Transparency and Reproducibility workshop to April 8th.  The workshop runs from June 8-10th and is taught by an impressive set scholars: Edward Miguel (Introduction); Tom…

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The Replication Network Explains Itself

In a blog posted at BITSS (Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences), TRN co-founder Bob Reed explains the motivation behind TRN.  While there is an increasing (better, slowly increasing!) number of journal outlets for replication studies, the real…

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GARRET CHRISTENSEN: An Introduction to BITSS

The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) was formed in late 2012 after a meeting in Berkeley that led to the publication of an article in Science on ways to increase transparency and improve reproducibility in research across the social sciences. BITSS…

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So You Want to Learn How to Do a Replication?

(FROM THE BITSS WEBSITE) The Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences will be holding a workshop on replication and transparency following the AEA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA.  “Topics will include teaching integrity in empirical research, replication of…

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EDWARD LEAMER: On Econometrics in the Basement, the Bayesian Approach, and the Leamer-Rosenthal Prize

(THIS BLOG IS REPOSTED FROM THE BITSS WEBSITE) I became interested in methodological issues as a University of Michigan graduate student from 1967 to 1970, watching the economics faculty build an econometric macro model in the basement of the building (The…

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Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) Announces Large Cash Prizes

BITSS announces the Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science.  There are two prize groups.  The first is for young researchers who either evidence transparency in their own research or have researched on the subject of transparency.  The second group is…

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B.D.MCCULLOUGH: The Reason so Few Replications Get Published Is….

When preparing to give a talk at a conference recently, I decided to update some information I had published a few years ago.  In McCullough (2009), I estimated that 16 economics journals had a mandatory data/code archive (archives that require…

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