[vc_row equal_height=”yes” css_animation=”bottom-to-top”][vc_column css_animation=”left-to-right” width=”1/2″][vc_title title=”Political Science Replication” title_align=”text-left”][vc_column_text]I started my blog in January 2013 because I was frustrated with the state of reproducibility in the social sciences:

  • many journals did not have replication policies
  • many authors did not keep replication data files on their computers to send them out on request
  • many authors did not keep clearly commented R code or STATA .do files for replication purposes
  • some refused to send the data upon request

My wish list

I would like to see the following changes in the social sciences:

  • All journals should require that authors upload the data sets and software code for all models used upon acceptance of their article.
  • Authors should keep detailed records about data sets, models, R code and .do files for all results presented in the full text, footnotes and appendix.
  • Authors should not just ‘promise’ to send data ‘on request’, but do so.
  • There should be an open source Journal of Social Science Replication to boost replications not only for learning purposes but also as a valuable contribution to the field.

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