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Economics E-Journal is Looking for a Few Good Replicators

The journal Economics: The Open Access, Open Assessment E-Journal is publishing a special issue on “The Practice of Replication.” This is how the journal describes it:  “The last several years have seen increased interest in replications in economics.  This was…

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How to Fix the “Reproducibility Crisis”? Three Solutions

[From the article “The science ‘reproducibility crisis’ — and what can be done about it” from the website theconversation.com.] “Reproducibility is the idea that an experiment can be repeated by another scientist and they will get the same result. It is…

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How Many Ways Are There to Replicate? The Journal Scientific Data Presents a Collection of Examples

[From the abstract of the article, “Replication data collection highlights value in diversity of replication attempts”, by DeSoto and Schweinsberg in the journal Scientific Data.]   “Researchers agree that replicability and reproducibility are key aspects of science. A collection of Data…

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CAMPBELL: On Perverse Incentives and Replication in Science

[NOTE: This is a repost of a blog that Doug Campbell wrote for his blogsite at douglaslcampbell.blogspot.co.nz] Stephen Hsu has a nice blog post on this topic. He writes about this common pattern: (1) Study reports results which reinforce the dominant,…

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Special Issue Calls for Papers on Replication

The journal Economics: The Open-Access, Open-Assessment E-Journal, is celebrating its 10th anniversary. As part of its anniversary relaunch, the journal is publishing a special issue on replications.  “This special issue is designed to highlight alternative approaches to doing replications, while also…

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ANDERSON & MAXWELL: There’s More than One Way to Conduct a Replication Study – Six, in Fact

NOTE: This entry is based on the article, “There’s More Than One Way to Conduct a Replication Study: Beyond Statistical Significance” (Psychological Methods, 2016, Vol, 21, No. 1, 1-12) Following a large-scale replication project in economics (Chang & Li, 2015)…

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MUELLER-LANGER, FECHER, HARHOFF & WAGNER: What Matters for Replication

NOTE: This entry is based on the paper, “The Economics of Replication” Replication studies are considered a hallmark of good scientific practice (1). Yet they are treated among researchers as an ideal to be professed but not practised (2, 3)….

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FECHER, WAGNER & FRÄSSDORF: Social Scientists and Replications: Tell Me What You Really Think!

NOTE: This entry is based on the article, “Perceptions and Practices of Replication by Social and Behavioral Scientists: Making Replications a Mandatory Element of Curricula Would Be Useful”  In times of increasing publication rates and specialization of disciplines, it is…

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IN THE NEWS: VOX (January 23, 2017)

[From the article “Cancer scientists are having trouble replicating groundbreaking research” from the Vox website] “Replication has emerged as a powerful tool to check science and get us closer to the truth. Researchers take an experiment that’s already been done,…

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Does Anybody Really Care?

Tyler Cowen, at his blogsite Marginal Revolution — after noting that the four AEA American Economic Journals allow for comments to appear on articles’ official webpage posts, but that this feature is not widely used — makes this statement: “One of…

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