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Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research

Recently, social science has seen numerous episodes of influential research that was found to be invalid when placed under rigorous scrutiny. Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research: How to Do Open Science is the first book to summarize and synthesize new approaches to combat false positives and non-reproducible findings in social science research, document the underlying problems in research practices, and teach a new generation of students and scholars how to overcome them. Created with both experienced and novice researchers in mind, Transparent and Reproducible Social Science Research serves as an indispensable resource for the production of high quality social science research. (Published by University of California Press in July 2019. Watch NBER Methods Lecture.)

Co-authors: Garret Christensen and Jeremy Freese.

Promoting an Open Research CulturePublished PaperResearch Methodology2015
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Promoting Transparency in Social Science ResearchPublished PaperResearch Methodology2014
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Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on Aid Impacts Using a Preanalysis PlanPublished PaperAfrican DevelopmentPolitical Economy and ConflictResearch Methodology2012
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A Framework for Open Policy AnalysisPublished PaperResearch Methodology2020
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Research Transparency is on the Rise in EconomicsPublished PaperResearch Methodology2020
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Transparency and Reproducibility: Conceptualizing the Problem (Chapter 6) and Potential Solutions (Chapter 7)Book ChapterResearch Methodology2020
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Pre-results Review at the Journal of Development Economics: Lessons LearnedWorking PaperResearch Methodology2019
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A study of the impact of data sharing on article citations using journal policies as a natural experimentPublished PaperResearch Methodology2019
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Transparency, Reproducibility, and the Credibility of Economics ResearchPublished PaperOtherResearch Methodology2018
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Call for Better Social Science Research TransparencyScience Daily
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January 3 "Science" Magazine Featured: Calls for Transparency in the Social SciencesScienceNet
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Errors in Experiments, Incorrect Conclusions Plague Social Science Research, Paper StatesThe Daily Californian
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Why Null Results Rarely See the Light of DayScience
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Why Economics is Having a Replication CrisisBloomberg
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Making economics transparent and reproducibleAmerican Economic Association
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Weekly links July 26: big data vs RCTs for health, we need more uncertain politicians, innovations in dissemination, and more…World Bank
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La Economía Tiene Serios Problemas de Rigor CientíficoBiología y Actualidad
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La Economía Tiene Problemas de Rigor CientíficoEtorno Inteligente
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Errors, Inexact Standards Cited in ResearchSFGate
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Give Social Sciences Credibility by Demanding Research TransparencyScience 2.0
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Science Authors Seek Better Social Science Research TransparencyUC Berkeley News Center
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An Open Discussion on Promoting Transparency in Social Science ResearchCEGA Blog / BITSS Blog
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Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on Aid Impacts Using a Pre-analysis Plan (UC Berkeley)Berkeley, CA, USAApril 27, 2012
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Reshaping Institutions: Evidence on Aid Impacts Using a Preanalysis Plan (Stanford)Palo Alto, CA, USAMay 18, 2012
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Promoting Transparency in Social Science ResearchUCLA, Royce HallMay 16, 2014
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Berkeley Institute for Transparency in the Social Sciences – Research Transparency ForumDavid Brower Center, Berkeley, CADecember 11, 2014
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Berkeley Institute for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) Summer Institute 2015UC BerkeleyJune 10, 2015
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Transparency, Reproducibility and the Credibility of Economics ResearchZeppelin University, GermanyOctober 13, 2017
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Ethical Economics for a World in ConflictPontifical Javierian University, Bogota, ColombiaOctober 10, 2018
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Research Transparency and Reproducibility in Economics and BeyondCambridge, MassachusettsJuly 21, 2019
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Innovations in Open Science in EconomicsStanford UniversitySeptember 6, 2019
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