Recent Articles

Garret Christensen–BITSS Project Scientist


Here are a few recent articles regarding research transparency you might find interesting:

  • Science isn’t broken, it’s just difficult, from 538. Features a great visualization you can play with to demonstrate p-hacking. You can “prove” that Republicans are good for the economy. Or Democrats. YMMV.
  • Spilling the Beans, from The Economist, on the importance of publishing the results of all trials. Also features a nice visualization to demonstrate publication bias. Run a bunch of trials, only publish the good ones, and make a lot of money.
  • On the Need for a Replication Journal in Economics, by Christian Zimmermann of the St. Louis Fed. Some well known (but anonymized) examples of the problems faced when trying to publish replications.