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And How Are Things Going In Political Science?

[From the working paper “Why Too Many Political Science Findings Cannot be Trusted and What We Can Do About It” by Alexander Wuttke, posted at SocArXiv Papers] “…this article reviewed the meta-scientific evidence with a focus on the quantitative political science…

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How Major Publishers Implement TOP’s Open Data Policies

[From the article, “The Landscape of Open Data Policies” by David Mellor, published at the Center for Open Science blogsite] “TOP [Transparency and Openness Promotion] includes eight policies for publishers or funders to use to increase transparency. They include data transparency,…

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Reproducibility. You Can Do This.

[From the paper, “Practical Tools and Strategies for Researchers to Increase Replicability” by Michele Nuijten, forthcoming in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology] “Several large-scale problems are affecting the validity and reproducibility of scientific research. … Many of the suggested solutions are…

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A Unified Framework for Quantifying Scientific Credibility?

[From the abstract of the paper, “A Unified Framework to Quantify the Credibility of Scientific Findings”, by Etienne LeBel, Randy McCarthy, Brian Earp, Malte Elson, and Wolf Vanpaemel, published in the journal, Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science] “…we…

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FYI: ScienceOpen Has a Collection of Papers on How to Fix the Replicability Crisis

ScienceOpen has a collection entitled: “Remedies to the Reproducibility Crisis”.  The collection is introduced thusly: “Psychology, Medicine, Neuroscience and many other research fields, are facing a serious reproducibility crisis, that is, most of the findings published in peer-review journals, independently…

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AEA Journals Looking for a Data Editor

[From the website of the American Economic Association.] “The American Economic Association seeks nominations for a new Data Editor to design and oversee its journals’ strategy for curating research data and promoting reproducible research.” … “The duties of the Data…

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IN THE NEWS: NY Times (MAY 29, 2017)

[From the article “Science Needs a Solution for the Temptation of Positive Results” by Aaron E. Carroll at The New York Times/The Upshot website]   “Science has a reproducibility problem. … As long as the academic environment has incentives for…

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“What Do Economists Know?” Not As Much As They Could

[From the article “What Do Economists Know?” by Russ Roberts at the website Medium] In this article, Russ Roberts argues that economists don’t know as much as everybody, especially economists!, would like them to know. However, there are some things that…

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BITSS Announces 10 Recipients for This Year’s Leamer-Rosenthal Prizes for Open Social Science

[From the website of the Berkeley Institute of Transparency in the Social Sciences — BITSS] The ten recipients are: — “Dr. ERIC-JAN WAGENMAKERS, Professor of Mathematical Psychology at the University of Amsterdam and widely recognized pioneer in promoting reproducible research”…

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A Painful (but Hilarious) Look at Data Availability and Reuse

[From the website, The Scholarly Kitchen] “Data availability and re-usability starts with best practices in collecting and storing data in the first place. The exasperatingly funny video below shows what happens when those best practices are ignored, something that’s much more…

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