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Predicting Reproducibility: Rise of the Machines

[Excerpts are taken from the article “Estimating the deep replicability of scientific findings using human and artificial intelligence” by Yang Yang, Wu Youyou, and Brian Uzzi, published in PNAS] “…we trained an artificial intelligence model to estimate a paper’s replicability using…

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Letter in Nature Announces New Reproduction and Replication Journal

[Excerpt taken from “New journal for reproduction and replication results”, correspondence by Etienne Roesch and Nicolas Rougier published in Nature] “More incentive is needed to spur investigation into replication issues and null results (see Nature 578, 489–490; 2020). For example, experienced scientists…

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GAARDER & JIMENEZ: Replication Research on Financial Inclusion in Developing Countries

In support of recent efforts by social scientists to address the ‘reproducibility crisis’, the Journal of Development Effectiveness (JDEff) recently devoted a special issue on replication research studies in its last issue of 2019.  Most journals continue to favor new…

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No Respect for Replication Even on the Big Bang Theory

[Excerpts taken from the transcript to Series 2, Episode 15 of the Big Bang Theory – “The Maternal Capacitance”] LEONARD’S MOTHER: Leonard, it’s one o’clock, weren’t you going to show me your laboratory at one o’clock? LEONARD: There’s no hurry,…

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Is It a Replication? A Reproduction? A Robustness Check? You’re Asking the Wrong Question

[Excerpts taken from the article, “What is replication?” by Brian Nosek and Tim Errington, published in PloS Biology] “Credibility of scientific claims is established with evidence for their replicability using new data. This is distinct from retesting a claim using…

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Which Journals in Your Discipline Score Best on the TOP Criteria? There’s an App for That

[Excerpts taken from the article “New Measure Rates Quality of Research Journals’ Policies to Promote Transparency and Reproducibility”, published by the Center for Open Science at their website.] “Today, the Center for Open Science launches TOP Factor, an alternative to journal…

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Replication of Cancer Studies a Failure to Launch

[Excerpts taken from the article “Trouble replicating cancer studies a ‘wake-up call’ for science” by Jack Groves, published at timeshighereducation.com] “Later this year, the Virginia-based Center for Open Science will publish the final two papers of an initiative launched in…

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When Replication Met Climate Change

[Excerpts taken from a not so recent article, “Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed”, by Katherine Foley, published in Quartz (qz.com), in September 2017] “It’s often said that of all the…

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An Assessment of Open Science Research Practices in Psychology: Lots of Talk But…

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Estimating the prevalence of transparency and reproducibility-related research practices in psychology (2014-2017)”, by Hardwicke, et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “…we manually examined a random sample of 250 articles to estimate the prevalence of several…

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What Do Replications Tell Us About the Reliability of Meta-Analyses? Evidence from Psychology

[Excerpts taken from the article “Comparing meta-analyses and preregistered multiple-laboratory replication projects” by Amanda Kvarven, Eirik Strømland, and Magnus Johannesson, published in Nature Human Behaviour] “In the past 30 years, the number of meta-analyses published across scientific fields has been…

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