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Raise Your Hand If You’ve Messed Up

[Excerpts taken from the article “When We’re Wrong, It’s Our Responsibility as Scientists to Say So” by  Ariella Kristal et al., published in Scientific American.] “What simple, costless interventions can we use to try to reduce tax fraud? As behavioral…

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Announcing a New Replication Column at Data Colada (Albeit a Little Late)

[From the blog “[81] Data Replicada” by Joe Simmons and Leif Nelson, posted in December at Data Colada] “With more than mild trepidation, we are introducing a new column called Data Replicada. In this column, we will report the results…

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Which Journals in Your Discipline Score Best on the TOP Criteria? There’s an App for That

[Excerpts taken from the article “New Measure Rates Quality of Research Journals’ Policies to Promote Transparency and Reproducibility”, published by the Center for Open Science at their website.] “Today, the Center for Open Science launches TOP Factor, an alternative to journal…

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A New Journal Ranking System Based on Transparency

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Journal transparency index will be ‘alternative’ to impact scores” by Jack Groves, published at timeshighereducation.com] “A new ranking system for academic journals measuring their commitment to research transparency will be launched next month – providing…

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TOL: Special Issue on Replication at Energy Economics

Replication is important. Many journals in economics, including Energy Economics, now insist on papers being published together with a replication package, and a few journals check that package prior to publication. This is a world apart from the common practice…

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Making a List, Checking it Twice (for Transparency)

[Excerpts taken from the article “A consensus-based transparency checklist” by Balazs Aczel and many, many others, published in Nature Human Behavior] “Ideally, science is characterized by a ‘show me’ norm, meaning that claims should be based on observations that are…

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IN THE NEWS: Wired (November 26, 2019)

[Excerpts taken from the article, “We’re All ‘P-Hacking’ Now” by Christie Aschwanden, publised in Wired] “It’s got an entry in the Urban Dictionary, been discussed on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, scored a wink from Cards Against Humanity, and now it’s been featured…

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Calling All Replicators in Economics, Finance, and Management! Consider IREE as an Outlet for your Replication Studies!

FYI! The International Journal for Re-Views in Empirical Economics (IREE) publishes reproductions and replication studies in economics and management. IREE is a young journal, started in 2017. Richard Easterlin and Jeffrey Wooldridge serve on the journal’s Advisory Board. It has…

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Changes at the American Journal of Agricultural Economics

[Excerpts taken from the article “Editor’s Corner”, by Travis Lybbert, published in The Exchange, the newsletter of the Agricultural & Applied Economics Association] “In my time as AJAE editor over the past four years, an interesting crisis for our profession –…

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Data Sharing in Addiction Journals? Yeah, It’s Not Happening There

[Excerpts taken from the article “Data sharing practices in randomized trials of addiction interventions” by Matt Vassar, Sam Jellison, Hannah Wendelbo, and Cole Wayant, published in the journal Addictive Behaviors] “We conducted a 6 year cross-sectional investigation of the rates…

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