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Debunking Three Common Claims of Scientific Reform

[Excerpts are taken from the article, “The case for formal methodology in scientific reform” by Berna Devezer, Danielle Navarro, Joachim Vandekerckhove, and Erkan Buzbas, posted at bioRxiv] “Methodologists have criticized empirical scientists for: (a) prematurely presenting unverified research results as…

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Is It a Replication? A Reproduction? A Robustness Check? You’re Asking the Wrong Question

[Excerpts taken from the article, “What is replication?” by Brian Nosek and Tim Errington, published in PloS Biology] “Credibility of scientific claims is established with evidence for their replicability using new data. This is distinct from retesting a claim using…

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An Assessment of Open Science Research Practices in Psychology: Lots of Talk But…

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Estimating the prevalence of transparency and reproducibility-related research practices in psychology (2014-2017)”, by Hardwicke, et al., posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “…we manually examined a random sample of 250 articles to estimate the prevalence of several…

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Hear Top Open Science Researchers Talk about Research Transparency in Weekly Webcasts

Every week for 9 weeks you can hear leaders in research transparency talk about their latest thinking on how to make statistical research open, reproducible, and credible. To learn more, see the schedule below and click on each speaker to…

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TOL: Special Issue on Replication at Energy Economics

Replication is important. Many journals in economics, including Energy Economics, now insist on papers being published together with a replication package, and a few journals check that package prior to publication. This is a world apart from the common practice…

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IN THE NEWS: Times Higher Education (December 13, 2019)

[Excerpts taken from the article “Ten UK universities create reproducibility-focused senior roles” by Simon Baker, published in Times Higher Education]  “The involvement of 10 universities that have officially joined a UK network set up to tackle the issue of reproducibility…

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One Question + Many Researchers = Many Different Answers

[Excerpts taken from the article “Crowdsourcing hypothesis tests: Making transparent how design choices shape research results” by Justin Landy and many others, posted at the preprint repository at the University of Essex] “…we introduce a crowdsourced approach to hypothesis testing….

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If All the Neuroimaging Researchers Were Laid End to End, Would They Reach a Conclusion?

[Excerpts taken from the article “Variability in the analysis of a single neuroimaging dataset by many teams” by Thomas Nichols, Russell Poldrack, Tom Schonberg and 194 others, posted at BioRXiv] “Data analysis workflows in many areas of science have become…

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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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