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At Least We’re Better Than Sociologists?

In a recent blog on orgtheory.net, Cristobal Young reports: “We conducted a small field experiment as part of a graduate course in statistical analysis. Students selected sociological articles that they admired and wanted to learn from, and asked the authors…

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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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RICHARD ANDERSON: Replication and the Zen of Home Repair

This summer is the first since my retirement from government that I find myself without academic obligations here or abroad.  Instead, I am focused on starting to rehab a tattered house that I recently purchased jointly with one of my…

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The AJPS Replication Policy: A Model for Other Journals?

Before a paper can be published at the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), the journal checks that all the empirical results from the paper can be reproduced with the data and code that the author has provided.  The paper…

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