Promoting Transparency in Social Science Research

  title={Promoting Transparency in Social Science Research},
  author={E. Miguel and Colin Camerer and K. Casey and J. Cohen and K. Esterling and A. Gerber and R. Glennerster and D. P. Green and M. Humphreys and G. Imbens and D. Laitin and T. Madon and L. Nelson and Brian A. Nosek and M. Petersen and R. Sedlmayr and J. Simmons and U. Simonsohn and M. V. D. Laan},
  pages={30 - 31}
Social scientists should adopt higher transparency standards to improve the quality and credibility of research. There is growing appreciation for the advantages of experimentation in the social sciences. Policy-relevant claims that in the past were backed by theoretical arguments and inconclusive correlations are now being investigated using more credible methods. Changes have been particularly pronounced in development economics, where hundreds of randomized trials have been carried out over… Expand
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