What’s In a Name? Economist Argues for A Better Definition of Replication

In his post at The Impact Blog, economist Michael Clemens argues that vagueness about what constitutes a replication is harming the reputations of reputable researchers, and hurting the progress of replications.  Clemens proposes a classification system to eliminate confusion between…

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RICHARD PALMER-JONES: Replication Talk Costs Lives: Why are economists so concerned about the reputational effects of replications?

Michael Clemens’ recent working paper “The Meaning of Failed Replications: A Review and Proposal” echoes concerns expressed by some replicatees and economists more generally Ozler, 2014, for example, about the potentially damaging effects of a claim of failed replication on…

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