How to make experimental economics research more reproducible: lessons from other disciplines and a new proposal

Maniadis, Zacharias and Tufano, Fabio and List, John A. (2015) How to make experimental economics research more reproducible: lessons from other disciplines and a new proposal. In: Replication in Experimental Economics. Research in Experimental Economics, 18 . Emerald Group Publishing Limited, Bingley, UK, pp. 215-230. ISBN 978-1-78560-351-8

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Abstract

Efforts in the spirit of this special issue aim at improving the reproducibility of experimental economics, in response to the recent discussions regarding the “research reproducibility crisis.” We put this endeavour in perspective by summarizing the main ways (to our knowledge) that have been proposed – by researchers from several disciplines – to alleviate the problem. We discuss the scope for economic theory to contribute to evaluating the proposals. We argue that a potential key impediment to replication is the expectation of negative reactions by the authors of the individual study, and suggest that incentives for having one’s work replicated should increase.

Item Type: Book Section
Keywords: False-Positives; Reproducibility; Replication
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Economics
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1108/S0193-230620150000018008
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 09 Jul 2016 09:14
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 20:24
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/32996

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