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Takeaways from the Special Issue on The Practice of Replication

W. Reed ()

Working Papers in Economics from University of Canterbury, Department of Economics and Finance

Abstract: In July 2017, Economics: The Open Access, Open Assessment E-Journal issued a call for papers for a special issue on “The Practice of Replication.” In that call, the journal explained that there was no generally accepted procedure for how to do a replication. Likewise, there was no generally accepted standard for determining whether a replication “confirms” or “disconfirms” an original study. Accordingly, the journal called for papers to identify principles for how to do a replication and how to interpret its results; and to apply those principles in crafting a replication plan for a study of the author’s choosing. The hope was that this exercise would produce some progress on “the practice of replication”. The special issue is now complete with a total of eight journal articles. This commentary places the respective articles within a common framework and identifies observations and lessons learned from the respective studies.

Keywords: Replication; pre-analysis plan; reproduction; repetition; extension; robustness (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: C10 C18 C50 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2018-11-01
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