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Replication in Political Science

Here is a new initiative seeking to promote replications of quantitative work in political science. The group of researchers behind this project aims to create a site that will publish and organize replications done by graduate students in their courses — by which they mean the exercise of conducting re-analyses using the original data/code, as well as robustness checks.

The group is now laying groundwork for their project, supported by a planning grant from the Sloan Foundation. In this phase, their goals include:

  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

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