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Replication in political science: why implementation lags behind the ideal

Embedding reproducibility in political science teaching is challenging. How should it be done? Which courses integrate replication studies already? And can it do harm to let graduate students replicate published work?
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For your ISA 2014 schedule in Toronto: Reproducibility Friday March 28, 2014 at 8.15 and 10.30am

isaThis is your chance to discuss replication & reproducibility in International Replations at ISA 2014 in Toronto on Friday, March 28.

Panel 1:

8:15 AM – 10:00 AM (brownie points for those coming so early!)
FA10: Replication in International Relations: How Journal Data Policies and Replication in Teaching Can Improve Reproducibility Standards
(Room: Willow Center, Sheraton Centre Toronto)

Panel 2:

10:30 AM – 12:15 PM
FB10: Replication in International Relations: Successes and Failures in Practice
(Same room)

Directions

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Paper on measuring terrorism using replication data

An exciting paper at ISA’s 55th Annual Convention in Toronto tackles the challenge to find alternative operationalizations of terrorism using replication data. Join the disussion on Thursday, March 27, 2014 (10.30am).
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Why we all want ‘others’ to do replication studies

Reproducibility is held as the gold standard for scientific research. The legitimacy of any published work depends on the question: can we replicate the analysis and come to the same results? Therefore, authors have to provide information on how exactly they collected the data and conducted the analysis. Without such transparency about the research process, scholars cannot evaluate work, fully understand the value of results, and move on to build further, new knowledge, as King (1995) has pointed out. But why are so few scholars doing replication studies?
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