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Political Science Journal Puts on Double Feature

[From the website of the journal Japanese Journal of Political Science, published by Cambridge University Press] The website of the Japanese Journal of Political Science recently announced that it was allowing authors to select “results-blind” reviewing as an alternative to…

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Pros and Cons of Open Science

[From the blog “How Freely Should Scientists Share Their Data?” by Daniel Barron, published at blogs.scientificamerican.com] “At the beginning of graduate school, I decided I wanted to study how epileptic seizures damage the brain. I was in something of a…

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IN THE NEWS: NY Times (August 6, 2018)

[From a letter to the editor by Arthur C. Evans Jr., chief executive of the American Psychological Association] “We are proud that psychologists are at the forefront of those calling for reassessment of earlier research. The American Psychological Association has embraced…

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Are Badges the New Normal?

[From the blog “Psychology’s New Normal” by Stephen Lindsay, posted at the Center for Open Science’s website] “As one means of encouraging these transparent science practices, the Center for Open Science developed the idea of awarding badges to articles that met…

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Making Replications Mainstream: It Takes a Research Community

Just in case you missed it, the latest issue of Behavioral and Brain Sciences includes an article by Rolf Zwaan, Alexander Etz, Richard Lucas, and Brent Donnellan entitled “Making Replications Mainstream”. It is something of a tour-de-force by four prominent…

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REED: How “Open Science” Can Discourage Good Science, And What Journals Can Do About It

In a recent tweet (or series of tweets) Kaitlyn Werner shares her experience of having a paper rejected after she posted all her data and code and submitted her paper to a journal. The journal rejected the paper because a…

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MENCLOVA: SURE Journal Is Now Open For Submissions!

Is the topic of your paper interesting, your data appropriate and your analysis carefully done – but your results are not “sexy”? If so, please consider submitting your paper to the Series of Unsurprising Results in Economics. SURE is an…

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Replication and Transparency in Political Science: An Update

[From the blog, “Replication and transparency in political science – did we make any progress? “by Nicole Janz, published at Political Science Replication] “When a range of top political science journals signed a statement to enforce transparency in 2014 (JETS statement), there…

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“Cargo-Cult” Statistics. What Can Statisticians Do?

[From the blog “Cargo-cult statistics and scientific crisis” by Philip Stark and Andrea Saltelli, published by Significance magazine] “Poor practice is catching up with science, manifesting in part in the failure of results to be reproducible and replicable. Various causes have been posited, but…

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Pre-Registration? Meet Publication Bias

[From the blog post, “What Is Preregistration For?” by Neuroskeptic, published at Discover Magazine] “The paper reports on five studies which all address the same general question. Of these, Study #3 was preregistered and the authors write that it was performed after…

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