Tag Archives: data sharing

Balancing Ethics and Transparency (part I)

Many journals and funders have policies requiring research transparency before an article is accepted or a project is supported. At the same time, much of the work in the social sciences relies on sensitive data in surveys or interviews that could endanger privacy or the well-being of human subjects. How can scholars working with sensitive data ensure a degree of transparency that still protects privacy?

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Reproducible Research in Biomedical Science – We’re not there yet

Screen Shot 2016-01-14 at 11.16.38A new PLoS Biol aper on reproducible research practices across the biomedical literature examines if authors provide all data, code and funding information. The results are devastating.

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Replication Workshop: What frustrated students the most, and why they still liked the course

The Cambridge Replication Workshop 2013/14 just finished. In eight sessions, graduate students replicated a published paper and learned about reproducibility standards. This is a summary of student feedback on data transparency and the course itself. Some were extremely frustrated, a few dropped out, and those who stayed found the course “fantastic” and “incredible”.

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New ethics guidelines for data Access & research transparency

The current issue of PS: Political Science & Politics (Vol 47, Issue 1) is devoted to reproducibility, replication and data access. In eight articles, political scientists discuss the need for better quality standards in qualitative and quantitative research. This blog will publish a series of posts on the main points, starting with observations on the current state of reproducibility by Arthur Lupia and Colin Elman.
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Best of replication & data sharing: Collection 5 (Nov 2013)

bestofThese are the best pieces I came across in the last month on replication, reproducibility & data sharing. Collection #5 (Nov 2013).
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Best of replication & data sharing: Collection 4 (Oct 2013)

bestofThese are the best pieces I came across in the last month on replication, reproducibility & data sharing. With the Economist and the LA times reporting on reproducibility, everyone talks about the topic. Collection #4 (October 2013).
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Best of replication & data sharing Collection 3

bestofThese are the best pieces I came across in the last months on replication, reproducibility & data sharing. While not strictly on political science, they are inspiring and reflect how other fields deal with the lack of reproducibility. Collection #3 (August/September 2013).
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