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An Interview with Ted Miguel on “How To Do Open Science”

[Excerpts taken from the article “Ted Miguel in conversation on “Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research: How to Do Open Science” by Isabelle Cohen and Hagit Caspi, posted at the website of the Economics Department, University of California, Berkeley] “Edward…

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A Random Sampling of the State of Transparency and Reproducibility in Social Science Journals

[From the preprint “An empirical assessment of transparency and reproducibility-related research practices in the social sciences (2014-2017)” by Tom Hardwicke, Joshua Wallach, Mallory Kidwell, & John Ioannidis posted at MetaArXiv Preprints] “In this study, we evaluated a broad range of…

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Surprise? Data Sharing in Social Sciences Lags Other Disciplines

[From the article, “Effect of Impact Factor and Discipline on Journal Data Sharing Policies” by David Resnik et al., published in Accountability in Research] “…we coded … 447 journals … The breakdown was: 18.1% biological sciences, 18.8% clinical sciences, 21.7%…

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Power and Progress in Science

[From the blog “The Persistence of False Paradigms in Low-Power Sciences” by Pascal Michaillat, posted on the BITSS website] “It is commonly believed that the lack of experimental evidence typical in the social sciences slows but does not prevent the…

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Changes in Open Science Practices Over Time in Economics, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology

[From a talk by Betsy Levy Paluck entitled “Open Science Practices are on the Rise Across Four Social Science Disciplines”, based on research with co-authors David Birke, Garret Christensen, Rebecca Littman, Ted Miguel, & Zenan Wang, presented at the annual meeting of BITSS]…

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