Data Accessibility is Not Sufficient for Making Replication Studies a Matter of Course

11 Pages Posted: 14 Apr 2012 Last revised: 18 Oct 2012

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Denis Huschka

German Data Forum

Gert G. Wagner

German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin); Berlin University of Technology; German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP)

Date Written: April 12, 2012

Abstract

Which code of behavior should form the basis of science and research? Replicability is definitely among these values. It is a pivotal feature of good scientific practice. Only replicable results are indeed scientific results. Studies that cannot be replicated are, strictly speaking, not scientific, but – given they are good – a type of feuilleton. Still, to most researchers – and this might seem surprising – facilitating and particularly conducting a replication study is anything but a matter of course.

Keywords: RatSWD, ratswd working paper, scientific, replicability, replication, replication studies, good practice, research, data, data sharing, data mangement

Suggested Citation

Huschka, Denis and Wagner, Gert G., Data Accessibility is Not Sufficient for Making Replication Studies a Matter of Course (April 12, 2012). RatSWD Working Paper No. 195, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2038836 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2038836

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