Open Data, Open Review and Open Dialogue in Making Social Sciences Plausible

Nature: Scientific Data Updates; December 12, 2017.

5 Pages Posted: 18 Dec 2017

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Quan Hoang Vuong

Université Libre de Bruxelles (ULB) - Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management; Phenikaa University

Date Written: December 12, 2017

Abstract

Nowadays, protecting trust in social sciences also means engaging in open community dialogue, which helps to safeguard robustness and improve efficiency of research methods. The combination of open data, open review and open dialogue may sound simple but implementation in the real world will not be straightforward. However, in view of Begley and Ellis’s (2012) statement that, “the scientific process demands the highest standards of quality, ethics and rigour,” they are worth implementing. More importantly, they are feasible to work on and likely will help to restore plausibility to social sciences research. Therefore, I feel it likely that the triplet of open data, open review and open dialogue will gradually emerge to become policy requirements regardless of the research funding source.

Keywords: science policy, peer review system, open data

JEL Classification: O38

Suggested Citation

Vuong, Quan Hoang, Open Data, Open Review and Open Dialogue in Making Social Sciences Plausible (December 12, 2017). Nature: Scientific Data Updates; December 12, 2017. , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3086667

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