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Making Meta-Analyses More Replicable

[From the article “Automatic extraction of quantitative data from ClinicalTrials.gov to conduct meta-analyses” by Richeek Pradhan et al., published in the Journal of Clinical Epidemiology] “Systematic reviews and meta-analyses are labor-intensive and time-consuming. Automated extraction of quantitative data from primary…

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What Can Meta-Analyses Tell Us About Reproducibility?

[From the abstract of the article “What Meta-Analyses Reveal About the Replicability of Psychological Research” by T.D. Stanley, Evan Carter, and Hristos Doucouliagos, published in Psychological Bulletin] “Can recent failures to replicate psychological research be explained by typical magnitudes of statistical power,bias…

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Are Meta-Analyses Overrated?

[From the article, “Meta-analyses were supposed to end scientific debates. Often, they only cause more controversy” by Jop de Vrieze, published at http://www.sciencemag.org%5D “Meta-analyses were thought to be debate enders, but now we know they rarely are,” Ferguson says. “They should…

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IN THE NEWS: Wired (November 14, 2017)

[From the article “The Dismal Science Remains Dismal, Say Scientists” by Adam Rogers at wired.com] “WHEN HRISTOS DOUCOULIAGOS was a young economist in the mid-1990s, he got interested in all the ways economics was wrong about itself—bias, underpowered research, statistical shenanigans. Nobody wanted…

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FYI: ScienceOpen Has a Collection of Papers on How to Fix the Replicability Crisis

ScienceOpen has a collection entitled: “Remedies to the Reproducibility Crisis”.  The collection is introduced thusly: “Psychology, Medicine, Neuroscience and many other research fields, are facing a serious reproducibility crisis, that is, most of the findings published in peer-review journals, independently…

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Concurrent Replication

[From Rolf Zwaan’s blog “Zeitgeist”.] “A form of replication that has received not much attention yet is what I will call concurrent replication. The basic idea is this. A research group formulates a hypothesis that they want to test. At…

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Another Session on Reproducibility at the 2017 ASSA Meetings

TRN previously posted about two sessions on replication at the 2017 ASSA meetings. In what may be a sign of changing times, the American Economic Association is sponsoring a third session on this topic. The session, “Meta-Analysis and Reproducibility in…

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Everything is F**KED: The Syllabus

Come on, admit it.  This is the course you really want to teach.  Professor Sanjay Srivastava’s PSY607’s weekly topics include: –Significance testing is f**ked — Causal inference from experiments is f**ked — Replicability is f**ked — Scientific publishing is f**ked…

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ETIENNE LEBEL: Introducing “CurateScience.Org”

It is my pleasure to introduce Curate Science (http://CurateScience.org) to The Replication Network. Curate Science is a web application that aims to facilitate and incentivize the curation and verification of empirical results in the social sciences (initial focus in Psychology)….

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ARJEN VAN WITTELOOSTUIJN: A Manifesto, and a Petition

Science is a community of human beings of the homo sapiens species: bipedals with the capacity to be self-reflexive. This implies that science as a community is subject to all the same behavioral patterns that all human communities are, including…

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