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HARPing: Hedging After a Replication is Proposed

[From the blog post, “HARPing: Hedging After a Replication is Proposed” by Rich Lucas at The Desk Reject] “Now, we are all sensitized to the fact that you’re not supposed to “HARK”—it is problematic to hypothesize after results are known…

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Review of Development Finance Calling for Replication Studies

[From the website of the journal, Review of Development Finance] “In addition to its primary scope of publishing original research articles, Review of Development Finance would like to make it worth your time to submit replication studies. First, we’re issuing…

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Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences Calls for Replications To Be a “Normal Part of Science”

[From the article “Make replication studies a normal part of science,” posted at the website of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences] “The systematic replication of other researchers’ work should be a normal part of science. That is the…

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Should Science Do More Replications? It Depends

[From the recent working paper, “The Costs and Benefits of Replication Studies” by Coles, Tiokhin, Scheel, Isager, and Lakens, posted at psyarxiv.com/c8akj] “The debate about whether replication studies should become mainstream is essentially driven by disagreements about their costs and benefits,…

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LEBEL: Curate Science – 2017 Year in Review and Upcoming Plans for 2018

Curate Science (CurateScience.org) is an online platform to track, organize, and interpret replications of published findings in the social sciences, with a current focus on the psychology literature. We had a very productive year in 2017. Here are some highlights…

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REED: An Open Invitation to Give Your Perspective on “The Practice of Replication”

In September of this year, the journal Economics: The Open Access, Open Assessment E-Journal published a series of Discussion Papers for a special issue on “The Practice of Replication”. The motivation behind the special issue came from the following two…

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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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