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What Can Stop Bad Science? Open Science and Modified Funding Lotteries

[From the working paper, “Open science and modified funding lotteries can impede the natural selection of bad science” By Paul Smaldino, Matthew Turner, and Pablo Contreras Kallens, posted at OSF Preprints] “…we investigate the influence of three key factors on the…

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Changes in Open Science Practices Over Time in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

[From a talk by Betsy Levy Paluck entitled “Open Science Practices are on the Rise Across Four Social Science Disciplines”, based on research with co-authors David Birke, Garret Christensen, Rebecca Littman, Ted Miguel, & Zenan Wang, presented at the annual meeting of BITSS]…

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GOODMAN: Hold the Bus!

A recent news piece in Nature reported in glowing terms on the “first analysis of ‘pre-registered’ studies”, stating that “[pre-registration] seems to work as intended: to reduce publication bias for positive results.” There are reasons to be somewhat dubious about…

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Intro to Open Science in 8 Easy Steps

[From the working paper, “8 Easy Steps to Open Science: An Annotated Reading List” by Sophia Crüwell et al., posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “In this paper, we provide a comprehensive and concise introduction to open science practices and resources that can help…

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Modelling Reproducibility

[From the preprint “A Model-Centric Analysis of Openness, Replication, and Reproducibility”, by Bert Baumgaertner, Berna Devezer, Erkan Buzbas, and Luis Nardin, posted at arXiv.org] “In order to clearly specify the conditions under which we may or may not obtain reproducible results,…

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18,000 Retractions?

[From the video, “The Retraction Watch Database” by Ivan Oransky, posted at YouTube]. Ivan Oransky, MD, co-founder of the website Retraction Watch gave a talk at the Joint Roadmap for Open Science Tools Workshop at Berkeley in August. In this…

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IN THE NEWS: The Guardian (August 23, 2018)

[From the blog, “Open science is now the only way forward for psychology” by Chris Chambers and Pete Etchells, posted in the Science Blog Network at http://www.theguardian.com%5D “When we launched Head Quarters five years ago, psychology was in a pretty dark…

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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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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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What?! You Don’t Believe in Badges?!!

[The following is taken from a blog by Hilda Bastian at the blogsite “Absolutely Maybe” at PLOS Blogs] “As I’ve spent time with the badges “magic bullet” – simple! cheap! no side effects! dramatic benefits! – supported by a single…

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