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ROODMAN: Hookworms and Malaria and Replications, Oh My!

About 10 years ago, the economist Hoyt Bleakley published two important papers on the impact of health on wealth—more precisely, on the long-term economic impacts of large-scale disease eradication campaigns. In the Quarterly Journal of Economics, “Disease and Development: Evidence…

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How Should One Statistically Analyse a Replication? It Depends.

[From the preprint, “Statistical Analyses for Studying Replication: Meta-Analytic Perspectives” by Larry Hedges and Jacob Schauer, forthcoming in Psychological Methods] “Formal empirical assessments of replication have recently become more prominent in several areas of science, including psychology. These assessments have…

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IN THE NEWS: New York Times (November 19, 2018)

[From the article, “Essay: The Experiments Are Fascinating. But Nobody Can Repeat Them” by Andrew Gelman, published in The New York Times] “At this point, it is hardly a surprise to learn that even top scientific journals publish a lot…

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IN THE NEWS: The Atlantic (November 19, 2018)

[From the article, “Psychology’s Replication Crisis Is Running Out of Excuses” By Ed Yong, published in The Atlantic] “The Many Labs 2 project was specifically designed to address these criticisms. With 15,305 participants in total, the new experiments had, on…

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The AEA Interviews Ted Miguel About the Replication Crisis

[From the article “Making economics transparent and reproducible” by Tyler Smith, published on the American Economic Association’s website] “The AEA spoke with Miguel about the replication problem in economics and how the next generation of researchers is embracing new tools…

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BBC Radio Program on the Replication Crisis

BBC Radio just produced an interesting and balanced program about the replication crisis, with a focus on psychology. Interviewees include John Bargh, Susan Fiske, John Ioannidis, Brian Nosek, Stephen Reicher, Diederik Stapel and Simine Vazire. One of the highlights is…

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An Economist’s Journey Into the Replication Crisis

[From the blog “Why We Cannot Trust the Published Empirical Record in Economics and How to Make Things Better” by Sylvain Chabé-Ferret, posted at the blogsite An Economist’s Journey] “A strain of recent results is casting doubt on the soundness of the published empirical results in economics. Economics is…

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IN THE NEWS: Bloomberg (September 18, 2018)

[From the article “Why Economics Is Having a Replication Crisis” by Noah Smith, published at http://www.bloomberg.com%5D “By now, most people have heard of the replication crisis in psychology. When researchers try to recreate the experiments that led to published findings, only slightly more…

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IN THE NEWS: The Chronicle of Higher Education (September 11, 2018)

[From the article “’I Want to Burn Things to the Ground’: Are the foot soldiers behind psychology’s replication crisis saving science — or destroying it?” by Tom Bartlett] “As you’ve no doubt heard by now, social psychology has had a…

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IN THE NEWS: Forbes (August 12, 2018)

[From the article, “Will Facebook’s New Research Initiative Make The Replication Crisis Worse?” by Kalev Leetaru, published online at Forbes.com] “The era of “big data” has transformed our understanding of the human world, making it possible for researchers to study billions…

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