Replication in political science

***Note that as of 2/12/1014, we have written up our initial survey results in a post on the Monkey Cage (http://wapo.st/1dIs4v7). However, we welcome further survey participation, and further input will continue to be very valuable to the development of the initiative.***

We are developing an initiative aimed at promoting replications of quantitative work in political science. The initiative aims to create a site that will publish and organize replications done by graduate students in their courses. By “replications,” we refer to conducting re-analyses using the original data/code, as well as robustness checks.

We are now laying groundwork for the project, supported by a planning grant from the Sloan Foundation. In this phase, we have several goals, including 1. Gathering detailed information about replications performed in methods courses and other graduate work 2. Forming a network of professors who would be interested in encouraging their students to share their replications on the site.

Best,
Stephanie Wykstra (contact: stephanie.wykstra@gmail.com), Researcher (independent)
Nicole Janz, PhD candidate and Social Science Methods Lecturer at Cambridge University
Seth Werfel, Graduate student, Political Science, Stanford University

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