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The influence of hidden researcher decisions in applied microeconomics

Nick Huntington‐Klein, Andreu Arenas, Emily Beam, Marco Bertoni (), Jeffrey Bloem, Pralhad Burli, Naibin Chen, Paul Grieco, Godwin Ekpe, Todd Pugatch, Martin Saavedra () and Yaniv Stopnitzky
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Nick Huntington-Klein

Economic Inquiry, 2021, vol. 59, issue 3, 944-960

Abstract: Researchers make hundreds of decisions about data collection, preparation, and analysis in their research. We use a many‐analysts approach to measure the extent and impact of these decisions. Two published causal empirical results are replicated by seven replicators each. We find large differences in data preparation and analysis decisions, many of which would not likely be reported in a publication. No two replicators reported the same sample size. Statistical significance varied across replications, and for one of the studies the effect's sign varied as well. The standard deviation of estimates across replications was 3–4 times the mean reported standard error.

Date: 2021
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