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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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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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