Archives


IN THE NEWS: Wall Street Journal (June 19, 2018)

[From the opinion article, “Undergrads Can Improve Psychology” by Russell Warne and  Jordan Wagge, published at http://www.wsj.com%5D “A lot of what we think we know about human psychology is bunk. That’s because experimental psychology has a “replication crisis”: Too many…

Read More

Anyone Interested in Participating in an Economics Replication Experiment?

[From the “2018 Economics Replication Project” posted by Nick Huntington-Klein and Andy Gill of California State University, Fullerton] “In this project, we are asking recruited researchers to perform a “blind” replication of one of two studies. Without telling researchers the…

Read More

Nature Journal Says It Supports Replications. But Then There’s Revealed Preference.

[From the article, “One team’s struggle to publish a replication attempt, part 3” by Mante Nieuwland, published at Retraction Watch] “The purpose of this post was to provide a transparent, behind-the-scenes account of our replication study and what happened when…

Read More

Gelman Post on “Failure of Failure to Replicate” a Great Read

Andrew Gelman had a great post yesterday that highlights a major issue — a really major issue — with replication. The problem is, there is no commonly accepted definition of what a “replication” is. Even when a definition is provided,…

Read More

Journal of Economic Psychology Calls for Papers for Special Replication Issue

[From the website of the Journal of Economic Psychology announcing a special issue on “Replications in Economic Psychology and Behavioral Economics”] “In this special issue, we aim to contribute to ongoing efforts in both disciplines to test the replicability of…

Read More

ROYNE: Building and Enhancing the Advertising Discipline Through Replication

[This blog is taken from a recent editorial that appeared in the Journal of Advertising Research entitled “Why We Need More Replication Studies to Keep Empirical Knowledge in Check” by Marla B. Royne. The full-length editorial can be found here]…

Read More

National Science Foundation Now Funding Replication Studies. In Neuroscience.

[From the post “Dear Colleague Letter: Achieving New Insights through Replicability and Reproducibility” published at nsf.gov] “The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Directorate for Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences (SBE) encourages submission of proposals that target reproducibility and replicability efforts in…

Read More

IN THE NEWS: Nature (February 21, 2018)

[From the article, “How to make replication the norm” published by Paul Gertler, Sebastian Galiani and Mauricio Romero in Nature] “To see how often the posted data and code could readily replicate original results, we attempted to recreate the tables…

Read More

VALLOIS & JULLIEN: Is Experimental Economics Really Doing Better? The Case of Public Goods Experiments

[From the working paper, “Replication in experimental economics: A historical and quantitative approach focused on public good game experiments” by Nicolas Vallois and Dorian Jullien] The current “replication crisis” concerns the inability of scientists to “replicate”, i.e. to reproduce a great…

Read More

IN THE NEWS: Nature (January 23, 2018)

[From the article “Robust research needs many lines of evidence” by Marcus Munafò and George Davey Smith, published in Nature]  “…replication alone will get us only so far. In some cases, routine replication might actually make matters worse. Consistent findings could take…

Read More