Mar 9, 2017 | Nottingham
The Gold Standard of Reproducible Research — Catalyst Event, Nottingham, England
Catalysts: Dalson Figueiredo (Federal University of Pernambuco) and Nicole Janz (University of Nottingham)
This interdisciplinary conference discusses why authors are not sharing their work, how new initiatives across the social sciences are challenging the status quo, and what researchers can gain from sharing their data.
Location: University of Nottingham, England
Reproducibility is held as the gold standard for scientific research. The legitimacy of any published work depends on the question: can we access the data, replicate the analysis and come to the same results? In many cases, we cannot. In Political Science, Economics, Psychology and many other fields, scandals involving fabricated data or scientific misconduct have stirred a debate on reproducibility that calls for fundamental changes in the way research is done.
This interdisciplinary conference discusses why authors are not sharing their work, how new initiatives across the social sciences are challenging the status quo, and what researchers can gain from sharing their data. A part of the conference will be two hands-on workshop sessions tailored for qualitative and quantitative researchers to embed tools such as the Qualitative Data Repository, Open Science Framework and the TIER protocol into their workflow.
We end with a panel discussion about how universities, journals, funders and researchers can nurture a reproducibility culture to ensure that the gold standard of reliable, credible and valid research is upheld.
After the conference, the participants will have a better understanding of current debates and initiatives on research integrity and transparency. They will have learned a range of sources available to plan and execute a qualitative or quantitative research project that is reproducible.
We also hope for early career researchers and staff to disseminate these tools to their students and networks.
- Todd Landman, Pro Vice Chancellor Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham
- Kenneth Benoit, Professor of Quantitative Social Research Methods, LSE
- Vera Troeger, University of Warwick
- Richard Ball, Haverford College, Director of the “Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research (TIER)” Project
- Thomas Leeper, Department of Government, LSE
- Louise Corti, Associate Director, UK Data Service
- Florian Markowetz, Cancer Research UK, University of Cambridge
- Nils Petter Gleditsch & Håvard Strand, PRIO Oslo
- Dalson Figueiredo, Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil
For an introduction into the replication challenge, read this blog post and symposium edited by Nicole Janz and Nils Petter Gleditsch.
This conference is part of a Catalyst Training Project. More details about the project can be found here.