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Re: [O] OT: two interesting articles about (non-)reproducible research

From: Christian Moe
Subject: Re: [O] OT: two interesting articles about (non-)reproducible research
Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 19:25:23 +0200
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Rafael Laboissière writes:

> * Nick Dokos <address@hidden> [2016-04-08 14:54]:
>> 538.com has published a couple of interesting articles on some poli-sci 
>> research:
>> http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/how-two-grad-students-uncovered-michael-lacour-fraud-and-a-way-to-change-opinions-on-transgender-rights/#ss-1
>> http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/as-a-major-retraction-shows-were-all-vulnerable-to-faked-data/

> Ironically, the results "found" in the retreated paper by LaCour & Green 
> (2014) have been recently replicated by Broockman & Kalla (2016):
> http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/04/talking-people-about-gay-and-transgender-issues-can-change-their-prejudices

Partly replicated, according to the above links. Amazing effect of
canvassing against prejudice, yes; dependence on canvasser belonging to
victimized group, no.

Anyway, very interesting stuff that I'd have missed if not for the posts
here, OT or not. Thanks!


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