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Registered Reports 2.0

[Excerpt taken from the article “What’s next for Registered Reports?” by Chris Chambers, published in Nature] “For the past six years, I have championed Registered Reports (RRs), a type of research article that is radically different from conventional papers. The…

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Do We Want to Eliminate Selection Bias in Publication? Not Always

[Excerpts taken from the article “No Data in the Void: Values and Distributional Conflicts in Empirical Policy Research and Artificial Intelligence” by Maximilian Kasy, published at econfip.org] “Decision making based on data…is becoming ever more widespread. Any time such decisions…

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Assessing the Peer Reviewers’ Openness (PRO) Initiative from the Perspective of PRO Signatories

[Excerpts taken from the preprint “’Because it is the Right Thing to Do’: Taking Stock of the Peer Reviewers’ Openness Initiative” by Maike Dahrendorf et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “Although the practice of publicly sharing data and code appears…

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Lesson Learned from Registered Reports From Somebody Who Was There at the Beginning

[Excerpts taken from “The registered reports revolution: Lessons in cultural reform” by Chris Chambers, published in Significance, a publication of the Royal Statistical Society”] “On 12 November 2012, as my train sped towards London, I received one of the most…

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Big Changes in Reproducibility Policies by the American Economic Association

[Excerpts taken from an email sent out by the American Economic Association to its members on July 16, 2019] “On July 10, 2019, the Association adopted an updated Data and Code Availability Policy, which can be found at https://www.aeaweb.org/journals/policies/data-code. The…

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Lessons Learned from the Pre-Results Review Pilot at the Journal of Development Economics One Year On

[From the blog “Pre-results Review at the Journal of Development Economics: Lessons learned so far” by Andrew Foster, Dean Karlan, Edward Miguel and Aleksandar Bogdanoski, posted at Development Impact at World Bank Blogs] “In March 2018, the Journal of Development…

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Meta-Research: The Big Picture

[From the paper “Calibrating the scientific ecosystem through meta-research” by Tom Hardwicke, Stylianos Serghiou, Perrine Janiaud, Valentin Danchev, Sophia Crüwell, Steven Goodman, and John Ioannidis, forthcoming in Annual Review of Statistics and Its Application] “Meta-research has been defined as ‘the…

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Update from the AEA Data Editor on Replication and Reproducibility

[From the presentation slides on “Replication and Reproducibility in Social Sciences and Statistics: Context, Concerns, and Concrete Measures” by Lars Vilhuber, AEA Data Editor, presented at the 2019 Western Economics Association International meetings] NOTE: Just so there is no misunderstanding,…

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IN THE NEWS: Slate (June 20, 2019)

[From the article “We Tried to Publish a Replication of a Science Paper in Science. The Journal Refused.” by Kevin Arceneaux, Bert Bakker, Claire Gothreau, and Gijs Schumacher, published in Slate]  “Our story starts in 2008, when a group of researchers…

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Don’t Like the Author’s Conclusion? Read the Other One.

[From the article “Reproducibility trial publishes two conclusions for one paper” by David Adam, published in Nature] “How deeply an anaesthetist should sedate an elderly person when they have surgery is a controversial issue, because some studies link stronger doses…

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