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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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HAMERMESH: Replications – Enough Already

NOTE: This entry is based on, “Replication in Labor Economics: Evidence from Data, and What It Suggests,” American Economic Review, 107 (May 2017) In Hamermesh (2007) I bemoaned the paucity of “hard-science” style replication in applied economics. I shouldn’t have,…

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CAMPBELL: Is the AER Replicable? And is it Robust? Evidence from a Class Project

As part of a major replication and robustness project of articles in the American Economic Review, this fall I assigned students in my Masters Macro course at the New Economic School (Moscow) to replicate and test robustness for Macro papers…

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TOL & DE WEERD-WILSON: Special Issue on Replication in Energy Economics

Economics has become an empirical discipline. Applied econometrics has replaced mathematical economics in all but a few niche journals, and economists are collecting primary data again. But publication practices are lagging behind. Replication of a theoretical paper has never been…

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Energy Economics Announces a Special Replications Issue

The journal Energy Economics announced it was putting on a special issue dedicated to replications.  While all types of replications are invited, two types are of particular interest.  First, replications of older research that has been widely cited or influential…

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Replication: The Debate

On September 29, a public debate was held on the campus of NYU.  The subject of the debate was “Do Replication Projects Cast Doubt On Many Published Studies in Psychology?”  The debate pitted Brian Nosek, director of the Center for…

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