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Pre-Analysis Plans in Economics and Political Science: Are They Working?

[Excerpts taken from the article, “Pre-analysis Plans: A Stocktaking” by George Ofosu and Daniel Posner, posted at George Ofosu’s website at the London School of Economics] “We draw a representative sample of PAPs and analyze their content to determine whether…

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Do You Trust What You Read? Results of a Survey of 3000 Academics

[Excerpts taken from the article “Do researchers trust each other’s work?” by David Matthews, published at Times Higher Education] “…do researchers actually trust each other? The answer, according to data from a survey of more than 3,000 scholars across the…

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Calling All Graduate Students, Post-Docs, Researchers, and Faculty: Would You Fill Out a Short Survey on Preprints?

[From the Center for Open Science] The Center for Open Science is seeking graduate students, post docs, researchers and academic faculty to participate in a survey to investigate the factors that affect the perceived credibility and use of preprints. Participation…

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Researchers Really Want to Share Their Data. Really?

[From the White paper, “Practical Challenges for Researchers in Data Sharing”, posted at springernature.com] “In one of the largest surveys of researchers about research data (with over 7,700 respondents), Springer Nature finds widespread data sharing associated with published works and…

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FECHER, WAGNER & FRÄSSDORF: Social Scientists and Replications: Tell Me What You Really Think!

NOTE: This entry is based on the article, “Perceptions and Practices of Replication by Social and Behavioral Scientists: Making Replications a Mandatory Element of Curricula Would Be Useful”  In times of increasing publication rates and specialization of disciplines, it is…

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Survey in Nature Reports on How Scientists View the “Reproducibility Crisis”

From the article “1500 Scientists lift the lid on reproducibility” published in Nature: “More than 70% of researchers have tried and failed to reproduce another scientist’s experiments, and more than half have failed to reproduce their own experiments. Those are some of…

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