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How to Win Friends (or at Least Not Maximize Enemies) and Influence People When Doing Replications

[From the paper “Good and Bad Replications in Political Science: How Replicators and Original Authors (Should) Talk to Each Other” by Nicole Janz and Jeremy Freese, prepared for presentation at the MZES Open Social Science Conference 2019] “We propose two main…

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IN THE NEWS: Scicurious (December 16, 2018)

[From the article “Sometimes a failure to replicate a study isn’t a failure at all” by Bethany Brookshire, published in Scicurious] “As anyone who has ever tried a diet knows, exerting willpower can be exhausting. After a whole day spent…

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IN THE NEWS: Medium (December 17, 2018)

[From the article “It’s not a replication crisis. It’s an innovation opportunity” by Jon Brock, published in Medium] “It takes me a few moments to recognise the name. I’ve arrived early at the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Research Translation…

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Not all Failed Repications are Failures

[From the article “There Is More to Behavioral Economics Than Biases and Fallacies” by Koen Smets, published at the Behavioral Scientist] “In some cases, follow-up studies have unmasked outright frauds, like Diederik Stapel, who fabricated and manipulated data to show…

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Oh No! Not Zebra Finches Too!

[From the article, “Replication Failures Highlight Biases in Ecology and Evolution Science” by Yao-Hua Law, published at http://www.the-scientist.com%5D  “As robust efforts fail to reproduce findings of influential zebra finch studies from the 1980s, scientists discuss ways to reduce bias in such…

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