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Nightmare after nightmare: students trying to replicate work

Screen Shot 2013-05-14 at 4.09.38 PMTrying to replicate a published paper can be challenging. Often, authors do not remember their variable codings, models specifications, or where their files are. My students of the Cambridge Replication Workshop just finished their final assignments – here are their ‘horror’ stories.
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Only 18 of 120 political science journals have a replication policy

Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 6.37.24 PMA recent article in “European Political Science” found that out of 120 political science journals only 18 have replication policies. The authors found that the existence of a data policy was correlated with the impact factor, type of audience, and age of the journal. Their analysis confirms that the state of reproducibility and political science is substandard.
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