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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The Crowdsourced Replication Initiative: Excerpts from the Executive Report

[Excerpts taken from the report “The Crowdsourced Replication Initiative: Investigating Immigration and Social Policy Preferences using Meta-Science” by Nate Breznau, Eike Mark Rinke, and Alexander Wuttke, posted at SocArXiv Papers] “A burning question is what impact immigration and immigration-related events…

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EBERHARDT: Revisiting the Causal Effect of Democracy on Long-run Development

[This Guest Blog is a repost of a blog by Markus Eberhardt, published at Vox – CEPR Policy Portal] Recent evidence suggests that a country switching to democracy achieves about 20% higher per capita GDP over subsequent decades. This column…

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