Category Archives: reproducible research

Journal introduces replication pre-check

Many political journals have no replication policy, or only implement it half-heartedly. Now a leading journal introduces innovative guidelines for authors that include a verification of the analysis before publication.
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Guest Post: Research Data Review is Gaining Ground, by L. Peer and A. Green

Data Review ReplicationThis we know: Sharing research data with the goal of advancing science is slowly becoming the norm in many disciplines, and a rich ecosystem has sprung up in recent years to support that effort. Yes, technological and cultural challenges remain, but anyone watching this space would agree that much progress has been made. A guest post by Limor Peer and Ann Green.

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Good practice in data collection and storing

Research starts with data collection. Before you can do your analysis, you spend hours, weeks, months merging tables and transforming variables. This time is wasted if you don’t keep detailed logs about this process. Here’s a good practice guide.
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Navigating the Winds of Change: A Grad Student’s Journey Through the Replication Crisis, by Matthew J. Samson

One of the graduate students in my Replication Workshop writes about replication, the reproducibility crisis and validity in experimental psychology.
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Guest Post: The case for pre-registration in social science, by Jamie Monogan

pre-registration replicationPolitical scientist Jamie Monogan, University of Georgia, discusses preregistration: Why should you announce your data analysis beforehand? Which journals support preregistration? And where can you register your study?
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Guest post: Stop trusting other researchers

Guest post by L.J Zigerell: Current practice in the social sciences places trust in researchers regarding their data collection, analysis, and reporting of results. That trust is sometimes unwarranted. Instead, we should increase trust in social science by encouraging tools of reproducibility: replication studies, pre-registration, third-party data collection, and open data.
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Guest Post: Leading international studies journal takes replication seriously, by Joseph Young

Transparency and data access – these public goods are crucial principals for science. But why don’t researchers implement them? Political scientist Joseph K. Young discusses incentives for reproducibility, and how he is tracking down old replication data for the leading international studies journal ISQ.
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