A Journal-Based Replication of 'Being Chosen to Lead'
27 Pages Posted: 27 Nov 2019
Date Written: 2019
Recent large-scale replications of social science experiments provide important information on the reliability of experimental research. Unfortunately, there exist no mechanisms to ensure replications are done. We propose such a mechanism: journal-based replication, in which the publishing journal contracts for a replication between acceptance and publication. We discuss what we learned from a proof-of-concept journal-based replication at the Journal of Public Economics. Our experience indicates that journal-based replication would be relatively straightforward to implement for laboratory experiments.
Keywords: replication, reliability, experiments, journal-based replication
JEL Classification: A110, A140, C180, C920
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