The following is a guest post from Dalson Figueiredo and Nicole Janz who helped to co-author Seven Reasons Why: A User's Guide to Transparency and Reproducibility, the first guide of its kind outlining reproducibility best practices for government institutions and the political science community in Brazil.
The scholarly interest in transparency, reproducibility and replication has been rising recently, with compelling evidence that many scientific studies have failed to be replicated in political science, sociology, economics, medicine and genetics. In short, both the natural and the social sciences are facing a reproducibility crisis. Worse still, there is no agreement as to what transparency, reproducibility and replication mean exactly.
The authors, Nicole Janz of the University of Nottingham, UK and Dalson Figueiredo of Federal University of Pernambuco, Brazil.
With a grant from the British Academy, we faced the problem of trying to introduce transparency norms to the political science community in Brazil – for scholars and journal editors. After running several workshops, we realized: there’s no simple, short user’s guide for scholars looking at transparency for the first time. Together with colleagues in Brazil, among them our brilliant students, we wrote that guide, in collaboration with our Brazilian colleagues Rodrigo Lins, Amanda Domingos, and Lucas Silva. Here are seven reasons to work and publish reproducibly.
If we’ve persuaded you to give transparent workflows a try (or you’re a journal editor wanting to support your authors), our full article – co-authored with our Brazilian colleagues Rodrigo Lins, Amanda Domingos, and Lucas Silva – contains the most important tools and initiatives to use, introducing: TOP guidelines for journals, Project TIER with teaching tools, Github and Rmarkdown, OSF data archive, pre-analysis plans and more.
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