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Is It Persistence Over Time? Or Over Space?

[From the article “The standard errors of persistence” by Morgan Kelly, published at Vox – CEPR Policy Portal] “Does the slave trade continue to affect trust between people in Africa? Does a country’s prosperity depend on the genetic diversity of…

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Update from the AEA Data Editor on Replication and Reproducibility

[From the presentation slides on “Replication and Reproducibility in Social Sciences and Statistics: Context, Concerns, and Concrete Measures” by Lars Vilhuber, AEA Data Editor, presented at the 2019 Western Economics Association International meetings] NOTE: Just so there is no misunderstanding,…

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Experts Are Not Know-It-Alls (Experimentally Speaking)

[From the paper “Stability of experimental results: Forecasts and evidence” by Stefano DellaVigna and Devin Pope, an NBER Working Paper] “How robust are experimental results to changes in design? And can researchers anticipate which changes matter most? We consider a…

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When Once Is Not Enough

[From the blog “Be careful what you wish for: cautionary tales on using single studies to inform policymaking” by Emmanuel Jimenez, posted at http://www.3ieimpact.org.%5D “For a development evaluator, the holy grail is to have evidence from one’s study be taken…

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A Random Sampling of the State of Transparency and Reproducibility in Social Science Journals

[From the preprint “An empirical assessment of transparency and reproducibility-related research practices in the social sciences (2014-2017)” by Tom Hardwicke, Joshua Wallach, Mallory Kidwell, & John Ioannidis posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “In this study, we evaluated a broad range of…

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Another Journal Adopts the “Pottery Barn Rule”

[From the editorial “SA Editorial About Next Phase of More Open Science” by Michael Seto, published in the journal Sexual Abuse] “It is now widely recognized that there are publication biases toward novel and exciting findings, which has contributed to a replication…

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EBERHARDT: Revisiting the Causal Effect of Democracy on Long-run Development

[This Guest Blog is a repost of a blog by Markus Eberhardt, published at Vox – CEPR Policy Portal] Recent evidence suggests that a country switching to democracy achieves about 20% higher per capita GDP over subsequent decades. This column…

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BÉDÉCARRATS et al.: Lessons from Replicating an RCT

In 2015, Crépon, Devoto, Duflo and Pariente (2015, henceforth CDDP), published the results of a randomized control trial (RCT) in a special issue of the AEJ: Applied Economics. CDDP evaluated the impact of a microcredit program conducted in Morocco with…

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Resources for Incorporating Pre-registration and Replication in the Classroom

Nicole Janz (University of Nottingham, @PolSciReplicate) has a set of great resources for those looking for an example of a pre-registration assignment for undergraduates (this for a political science course). The slides to accompany the assignment are here. The template…

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Huge Replication Project in Social and Behavioral Sciences Looking for Collaborators

[From the press release “Can machines determine the credibility of research claims? The Center for Open Science joins a new DARPA program to find out” from the Center for Open Science] “The Center for Open Science (COS) has been selected…

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