Tag Archives: data

What’s the deal with Push Button Replications?

| December 6, 2018

Reproduction and replication of research findings can improve the quality and reliability of research. The recent credibility crisis in the field of psychology, has sparked a huge discussion on the reliability of research findings in all fields and critics have expressed strong doubts over replicability of published research. It should be safe to assume that
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Measuring open defecation behaviour in India

| October 29, 2018

Open defecation poses significant health risks for individuals and communities across the globe. The practice affects vulnerable populations through diseases such as diarrhoea, schistosomiasis and trachoma, which often lead to stunting and malnutrition in children. Open defecation is particularly prevalent in India, which is home to 59 per cent of the 1.1 billion people in
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10 years of research transparency: lessons learned

| May 29, 2018

The 1854 London cholera outbreak prompted Dr John Snow’s famous “experiment…on the grandest scale”, widely cited as one of the earliest known natural experiments. By comparing cholera deaths among households that received a supply of contaminated water with those receiving a cleaner supply, Snow sought to test his theory (against prevailing wisdom) that cholera is
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Placing economics on the science spectrum

| April 20, 2013

Where does economics fit on the spectrum of sciences? ‘Hard scientists’ argue that the subjectivity of economics research differentiates it from biology, chemistry, or other disciplines that require strict laboratory experimentation. Meanwhile, many economists try to separate their field from the ‘social sciences’ by lumping sociology, psychology, and the like into a quasi-mathematical abyss reserved
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