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Research Replication: Practical Considerations

Alvarez, R. Michael and Key, Ellen M. and Núñez, Lucas (2018) Research Replication: Practical Considerations. PS: Political Science & Politics, 51 (2). pp. 422-426. ISSN 1049-0965.

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With the discipline’s push toward data access and research transparency (DA-RT), journal replication archives are becoming increasingly common. As researchers work to ensure that replication materials are provided, they also should pay attention to the content—rather than simply the provision—of journal archives. Based on our experience in analyzing and handling journal replication materials, we present a series of recommendations that can make them easier to understand and use. The provision of clear, functional, and well-documented replication materials is key for achieving the goals of transparent and replicable research. Furthermore, good replication materials enhance the development of extensions and related research by making state-of-the-art methodologies and analyses more accessible.

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Additional Information:© American Political Science Association 2018. Published online: 04 April 2018.
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Official Citation:Michael Alvarez, R., Key, E., & Núñez, L. (2018). Research Replication: Practical Considerations. PS: Political Science & Politics, 51(2), 422-426. doi:10.1017/S1049096517002566
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Deposited By: Tony Diaz
Deposited On:09 May 2018 20:54
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