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Guest Post: The Replication Paradox, by Michèle B. Nuijten

Will integrating original studies and published replications always improve the reliability of your results? No! Replication studies suffer from the same publication bias as original studies. In her guest post, Michèle B. Nuijten, who focuses on statistical errors and data manipulation in psychology, presents two solutions to this problem.
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Guest Post: Two simple things to make your research more reproducible, by Thomas Wallis

In this guest post, experimental psychologist Thomas Wallis (University of Tübingen) proposes two simple ideas how you can make your work more reproducible.
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“Replication Bullying:” Who replicates the replicators?

A recent special issue in Social Psychology adds fuel to the debate on data transparency and faulty research. Following an innovative approach, the journal published failed and successful replications instead of typical research papers. A Cambridge scholar, whose paper could not be replicated, now feels treated unfairly by the “data detectives.” She says that the replicators had aimed to “declare the verdict” that they failed to reproduce her results. Her response raises important questions for replications, reproducibility and research transparency.

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Yale psychology lab retracts papers after failed self-replication

The Retraction Watch blog just published a story of a “scientist doing the right thing at significant professional cost”: Yale’s Laurie Santos could not replicate her own papers, and decided to request a retraction by the journals.
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Best of replication & data sharing Collection 2

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 worth discussing. Collection #2 (5 March, 2013 – May 27, 2013).
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