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BITSS to Offer Short Course on Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training in Washington DC, September 11-13, 2019

[From an announcement on the BITSS website] “Research Transparency and Reproducibility Training (RT2) provides participants with an overview of tools and best practices for transparent and reproducible social science research.”  “RT2 is designed for researchers in the social and health sciences,…

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Turn Your Lack of Confidence Into a Co-Authored Publication!

[From a blog on the “Loss of Confidence Project” posted at https://lossofconfidence.com/.] “The aim of this project is to destigmatize declaring a loss of confidence in one’s own research finding within the field of psychology. We are collecting statements of loss…

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2017 Leamer-Rosenthal Award Winners Announced

Each year, the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) awards prizes to researchers who have made substantial contributions to improving transparency in research practices. The prizes are names after Ed Leamer (economics) and Robert Rosenthal (psychology) through…

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PPT Slides for Garret Christensen’s Presentation on Research Transparency in Economics

Recently, GARRET CHRISTENSEN, project scientist at BITSS, reviewed the literature on  research transparency at a talk given at the Western Economic Association meetings.  You can access his slides here.

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OkCupid: Where Love and Data Transparency Don’t Match

Welcome to the tale of Emil Kirkegaard, a Danish postgraduate student, who has achieved worldwide notoriety for publishing data from the dating site, OkCupid.  The story is well-told in a Vox article by Brian Resnick (click here).  In addition to a…

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RICHARD BALL: Introducing Project TIER

Project TIER (Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research) is one of the many initiatives launched within the last several years—a number of which have been featured in previous TRN guest blogs—that seek to strengthen standards of research transparency in the social…

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