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Read it, understand it, believe it, use it

“Principles and proposals for a more credible research publication”, an early draft white paper on best practices for social science journals, by Don Green, Macartan Humphreys, and Jenny Smith.

Abstract: In recent years concerns have been raised that second-rate norms for analysis, reporting, and data access limit the gains that should follow from first-rate research strategies. At best, deficient norms slow the accumulation of knowledge; at worst, they result in a body of published work littered with results that are flawed, fragile, false, or in some cases, fraudulent. Scholars across disciplines have proposed a number of innovations for journal reform that seek to counter these problems. We review these and other ideas and offer a blueprint for a “best-practices” social science journal.

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  1. hlanthorn says:

    Reblogged this on hlanthorn and commented:
    Really helpful, still digesting!

  2. […] and for the panel, Don Green, Macartan Humphreys and Jenny Smith presented a paper entitled “Read it, understand it, believe it, use it: Principles and proposals for a more credible research pu…”  The paper presents a challenge to the academy and to journals in particular. The goal is […]

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