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AEA Journals Looking for a Data Editor

[From the website of the American Economic Association.] “The American Economic Association seeks nominations for a new Data Editor to design and oversee its journals’ strategy for curating research data and promoting reproducible research.” … “The duties of the Data…

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Elsevier and the 5 Diseases of Academic Research

[From the article “5 diseases ailing research — and how to cure them” at Elsevier Connect, the daily news site for Elsevier Publishing.] This article summarizes the “diseases” ailing scientific research as identified in the article “On doing better science: From thrill…

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MUELLER-LANGER, FECHER, HARHOFF & WAGNER: What Matters for Replication

NOTE: This entry is based on the paper, “The Economics of Replication” Replication studies are considered a hallmark of good scientific practice (1). Yet they are treated among researchers as an ideal to be professed but not practised (2, 3)….

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TOL & DE WEERD-WILSON: Special Issue on Replication in Energy Economics

Economics has become an empirical discipline. Applied econometrics has replaced mathematical economics in all but a few niche journals, and economists are collecting primary data again. But publication practices are lagging behind. Replication of a theoretical paper has never been…

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Special Issue on How to Improve Replication in the Social Sciences

The journal International Studies Perspective has a collection of articles that address various dimensions of replication in the social sciences, in general, and the field of international relations, in particular.  An interesting proposal comes from an article by MICHAEL COLARESI, who…

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Should Journals Require Authors To Provide Data and Code? Arguments Against

In a blog for Retraction Watch, LIZ WAGNER argues that it is good when authors provide data and code.  But it’s not necessarily the most important thing.  Registering a research protocol would do more to prevent data mining and p-hacking….

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SVEN VLAEMINCK: Data Policies at Economics Journals: Theory and Practice

In economic sciences, empirically-based studies have become increasingly important: According to Hamermesh (2012), the number of contributions to journals in which authors utilized self-collected or externally produced datasets for statistical analyses have massively increased in the course of the last…

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