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COFFMAN & WILSON: Assessing the Rate of Replications in Economics

In our AER Papers and Proceedings paper, “Assessing the Rate of Replications in Economics” we try to answer two questions. First, how often do economists attempt to replicate results? Second, how aware are we collectively of replication attempts that do…

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HUBBARD: A Common-Sense Typology of Replications

[NOTE: This entry is based on the book “Corrupt Research: The Case for Reconceptualizing Empirical Management and Social Science” by Raymond Hubbard] Psychology’s “reproducibility crisis” (Open Science Collaboration, 2015) has drawn attention to the need for replication research. However, focusing…

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Two Sessions on Replications at the ASSA Meetings in January

For those interested in replications who happen to be in Chicago in early January, you may find the following two sessions at the ASSA meetings to be of interest: Session: REPLICATION AND ETHICS IN ECONOMICS: THIRTY YEARS AFTER DEWALD, THURSBY…

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COUPÉ: Are Replications Worth it?

Does it make sense for an academic to put effort in replicating another study? While reading a paper in Political Analysis (Katz, 2001[1]) in 2005, I noticed a strange thing. In that paper, the author uses simulations to check how…

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NPR Podcast on What It Means When Replications Fail

[From the podcast “When Great Minds Think Unlike: Inside Science’s ‘Replication Crisis” from NPR’s Hidden Brain series]  This podcast is distinguished by its discussion of what it means – and what it doesn’t mean – when a replication “fails.”  It…

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Can You Have Too Many Replications?

In a recent article in Nature, DALMEET SINGH CHAWLA asks “How Many Replication Studies Are Enough?” The article highlights the comments of psychologist Courtenay Norbury whose work on autism in children has apparently been replicated numerous times. So much so that another researcher…

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Biomedicine Now Has an Online Platform Completely Devoted to Replications

(FROM THE CHANNEL’S WEBSITE) “The Preclinical Reproducibility and Robustness channel is a platform for open and transparent publication of confirmatory and non-confirmatory studies in biomedical research. The channel is open to all scientists from both academia and industry and provides a…

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The Replication Network Explains Itself

In a blog posted at BITSS (Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences), TRN co-founder Bob Reed explains the motivation behind TRN.  While there is an increasing (better, slowly increasing!) number of journal outlets for replication studies, the real…

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WANTED: Replications of the Most Influential Empirical Papers in Financial Economics

FROM THE JOURNAL: “The Critical Finance Review is planning to publish issues dedicated to replicating the most influential empirical papers in financial economics. It is explicitly not the goal of these replication issues either to prove or to disprove the…

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BENJAMIN WOOD and ANNETTE BROWN: What 3ie Is Doing in the Replication Business

What’s the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie) doing in the replication business? 3ie is mostly known in the development community as a funder of impact evaluations and systematic reviews. But our leadership always envisioned a role for replication research…

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