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Data Sharing: Good Research Practice? Or an Impediment to Science?

[Excerpts taken from the article “E.P.A. to Limit Science Used to Write Public Health Rules” by Lisa Friedman, published in the New York Times] “The Trump administration is preparing to significantly limit the scientific and medical research that the government…

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Reproducibility and Meta-Analyses: Two Great Concepts That Apparently Don’t Mix

[Excerpts taken from the report “Examining the Reproducibility of Meta-Analyses in Psychology: A Preliminary Report” by Daniel Lakens et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints ] “…given the broad array of problems that make it difficult to evaluate the evidential value…

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ReproducibiliTeas: Bottoms Up.

[Excerpts taken from the article, “A journal club to fix science” by Amy Orben, published in Nature] “If science had generations, mine would not be defined by war or Woodstock, but by reproducibility and open science….Early-career researchers do not need…

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Predicting Reproducibility. No PhD Required.

[Excerpts taken from the article “Laypeople Can Predict Which Social Science Studies Replicate” by Suzanne Hoogeveen, Alexandra Sarafoglou, and Eric-Jan Wagenmakers, posted at PsyArXiv Preprints] “…we assess the extent to which a finding’s replication success relates to its intuitive plausibility….

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New Cambridge University Press Journal Seeks Non-Novel Research

[Excerpts taken from the article “New Journal Focused on Reproducibility” by Colleen Flaherty, published at insidehighered.com] “Cambridge University Press is launching a new open-access journal to help address science’s reproducibility issues and glacial peer-review timelines. Experimental Results, announced today, gives…

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It May Be Intelligent, But Is It Reproducible?

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Artificial Intelligence Confronts a ‘Reproducibility’ Crisis’” by Gregory Barber, published at Wired.com] “A few years ago, Joelle Pineau, a computer science professor at McGill, was helping her students design a new algorithm when they fell…

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What Went Down at the World Bank’s “Transparency, Reproducibility, and Credibility” Research Symposium

[Excerpts taken from the blog “What development economists talk about when they talk about reproducibility …” by Luiza Andrade, Guadalupe Bedoya, Benjamin Daniels, Maria Jones, and Florence Kondylis, published on the World Bank’s Development Impact blog] “Can another researcher reuse…

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CALLING ALL ECONOMISTS! Come To Melbourne and Predict the Reproducibility of Social Science Research. Travel Grants Available.

The repliCATS Project is part of a monumental effort to estimate the replicability of 3,000 published social science research claims. Towards that end, it is sponsoring a one-day workshop in Melbourne, Australia on November 6th. Participants will work in small…

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Is It Pointless to Try and Predict Reproducibility?

[Excerpts taken from the blog “Responding to the replication crisis: reflections on Metascience2019” by Dorothy Bishop, published at her blogsite, BishopBlog] “I’m just back from MetaScience 2019…It is a sign of a successful meeting, I think, if it gets people…raising…

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Will You Be in Washington, D.C. on September 10th? Check This Out.

[Excerpts taken from an announcement posted on the BITSS website] “‘Transparency, Reproducibility, and Credibility of Economics Research’” is a research symposium hosted collaboratively by the World Bank Development Impact Evaluation (DIME) group, BITSS, the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation (3ie),…

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