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BROWN: How to Conduct a Replication Study – Which Tests, Not Witch Hunts

[This post is based on a presentation by Annette Brown at the Workshop on Reproducibility and Integrity in Scientific Research, held at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, on October 26, 2018. It is cross-published on FHI 360’s R&E Search for…

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REED: An Update on the Progress of Replications in Economics

[This post is based on a presentation by Bob Reed at the Workshop on Reproducibility and Integrity in Scientific Research, held at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, on October 26, 2018] In 2015, Duvendack, Palmer-Jones, and Reed (DPJ&R) published…

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Call for Replication Papers in Empirical Legal Studies

[From the website of Claremont McKenna College, USA] “Claremont McKenna College’s Program on Empirical Legal Studies (PELS) is pleased to announce the second annual Empirical Legal Studies Replication Conference to be held on Friday, April 26, 2019, in Claremont, California.” “…We…

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Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy Announces a Special Replication Issue

[From the “Call for a special issue of the Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy”] “The Journal of Economics, Race, and Policy (JERP) has a commitment to publishing high-quality, replication research.  Accordingly, we are making a call for a special issue…

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Journal Says, If We Publish the Article, We’ll Publish the Replication

[From the blog “Accountable replications at Royal Society Open Science: A model for scientific publishing” by Sanjay Srivastava, published at the blogsite, The Hardest Science] “I was excited to read this morning that the journal Royal Society Open Science has announced a new replication policy…

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Should Null Results Require Greater Justification?

In a recent editorial in Management Review Quarterly, the journal invited replications, and put forth the following “Seven Principles of Effective Replication Studies”:  #1. “Understand that replication is not reproduction” #2. “Aim to replicate published studies that are relevant”  #3….

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Replication in Economics: How Much? And What Matters?

[From the abstract of the forthcoming paper, “Replication studies in economics—How many and which papers are chosen for replication, and why?” by Frank Mueller-Langer, Benedikt Fecher, Dietmar Harhoff, and Gert G. Wagner, forthcoming in the journal, Research Policy] “We investigate how often replication…

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GOODMAN: Systematic Replication May Make Many Mistakes

Replication seems a sensible way to assess whether a scientific result is right. The intuition is clear: if a result is right, you should get a significant result when repeating the work; if it it’s wrong, the result should be…

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And How Are Things Going In Political Science?

[From the working paper “Why Too Many Political Science Findings Cannot be Trusted and What We Can Do About It” by Alexander Wuttke, posted at SocArXiv Papers] “…this article reviewed the meta-scientific evidence with a focus on the quantitative political science…

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Big New Replication Study in Nature! Read All About It!

[From the abstract of the article “Evaluating the replicability of social science experiments in Nature and Science between 2010 and 2015″, published in Nature Human Behaviour by Colin Camerer et al.] “Being able to replicate scientific findings is crucial for scientific progress. We replicate 21 systematically…

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