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Questions related to research in which data and/or code is made publicly available so that others may verify the findings and build upon them.

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Consent for Using Scale

I am doing research on identity status. The scale which I intend to use was developed in 1995. I have attempted every possible way to reach out to the corresponding author, but haven't received any ...
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Is it ethical to present the performance of an implementation that uses undisclosed optimizations?

Our research group sometimes does the following: There is some problem P, and we are writing a paper about a novel technique T. In one of the sections of the paper, we try to empirically show that T ...
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How do you reproduce the simulation result of paper you read?

I need to reproduce the simulation done in a research paper I read. I tried to do it by myself last 2 months, but unfortunately without success. I wrote to the first author of this paper but didn't ...
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Are experiments described in scientific papers *actually* peer-validated today?

Background: the answers and comments on this question prompted this question. I know that when a new scientific theory is published there is a rush for people to devise experiment to prove or disprove ...
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Journal of Reproduction

This question coupled with the general acceptance that a lot of scientific fields have a reproducability crisis has made me wonder whether there should be a specific journal/database that is dedicated ...
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Does using methods from one research domain to another research domain counts as scientific contribution?

If method A was developed and published in XYZ Conference or Journal and then method A was used to address problem B, can it be regarded as a contribution to the research community? For example, can ...
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How much should I tidy up code before I share it?

I'm about to give my first conference presentation, in historical linguistics. (In case it matters: I'm an undergraduate presenting at an undergraduate conference in the UK). My presentation and ...
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Is it okay to upload code I wrote for replicating someone else’s simulation study?

I have code I wrote to replicate a simulation study by another author. Is it okay to publicly upload this in my code repository? This will include: code (my work, based on the author’s description in ...
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How does “reproducing other labs' results” work?

I don’t understand where "reproducing results from other labs" fits into the running of a given research lab. (I'm not in academia, and I confess I only consider this function in the context ...
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A paper is claiming to calculate something for which data probably does not exist

I am working on a project where the objective is to test if X causes Y. In the field, there are two methods for calculating X. One is considered more accurate, but require data often not available for ...
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How can I find if a certain study has been replicated or the results reproduced?

I am trying to find additional research about a certain topic. I have found one study that is specifically about this topic, and the results are very interesting. I would like to find out if any ...
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Do academics make decisions like other humans?

There are now 100s of studies from behaviour change sciences that show that humans take mental shortcuts to make decisions. For instance we eat at a busy restaurant, because, as a rule of thumb, they ...
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Is it appropriate to re-use data from previous publication for a new study?

Data from a published study was deposited on the Harvard Dataverse abiding by the replication policy of a scientific journal. I have no connections with the scholars who collected the data and ...
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Research on gender and academic misconduct

In professor David Shanks' talk "Does social science tell the truth? (2016)" at 15:14 he claims that there is an apparent gender bias among his examples of people that have committed ...
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Submitting two related papers to two journals simultaneously [duplicate]

I have spent 2+ years working on a project in computational neuroscience that has interest for clinicians and now I am starting to write the paper text. I want to submit it to one of neurology-related ...
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Why isn't it the norm to have research repeated immediately by other academics?

The potential benefit to society of good research, and the potential costs of acting on bad research, seem to be extremely high in both directions. Why is it the norm to simply peer review research, ...
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A measure implementation from my group deviates from an official implementation

In my master's thesis work, I am using several algorithmic measures to assess the difference between conditions. One measure in particular is important to predict 'quality'. This may sound weird in ...
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What would you do if the author of a published CS article does not respond to code requests?

Since reproducibility is a major principle or basic norm of scientific experiments, simulations, and computations, what would you do or what to do if the author of a published CS article does not ...
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Why are most article pdfs not self-reproducable? [closed]

Context In light of the perishability of external resources as illustrated here: I was wondering if it is desirable to ensure a single PDF, including its research code, can be ...
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How to answer a reviewer asking for the methodology code of the paper?

Recently I have submitted my paper to IEEE Access Journal which has a binary peer review process, and I got rejected. Still, they allow me to answer the reviewers' concerns and resubmit again. One of ...
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Author has published a graph but won't share their results table

I am trying to reproduce some of the results in a paper from 2018 where the results were included in a graph but no exact values were given. There is no results table to go with the graph. I can't ...
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Is there a way to see which papers have used a particular R package?

I'm a new user of an R package (tidy text mining) and I'd like to see what papers have used this package as examples for the kind of things I can do with it. Is there a way to do this?
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How do I find the ML model referenced in a specific paper when the authors don't provide it?

I'm trying to locate the architecture of an LSTM neural network as described here, but the authors don't provide a repository for other academics. From arXiv, I see more than a dozen other researchers ...
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Reproducing experimental data from published work

I am doing theoretical study of a material and in my recent work I have compared my calculated results with experimental results from another published work. During review, the reviewer has mentioned ...
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Google Scholar Syntax quirks: results depend on order of search strings [closed]

I am working on a systematic literature review and noticed something quite disturbing since I want to base my work on Google Scholar results: The number and actual results returned by Google Scholar ...
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Different results when experiment repeated

Have you all ever had different results when repeating your own experiment? I did some work for my dissertation and am now redoing it for better images and hopefully for publication. The results are ...
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Should I make my code and data avaiable online when the article is not accepted yet?

We have received a set of reviews for an article that we had submitted to a journal. The decision by the journal editor is a Major Revision. That means, there is a possibility that the article could ...
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Asking name to be taken off a paper

I am asking about the etiquette for getting my name taken off a paper. In grad school I did a collaboration with a PI and the results were limited but okay and I used a very specific microscope to ...
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Can you upload an appendix externally for referencing?

I am submitting an article to an IEEE transactions journal with a strict page limit. We have already scrapped heaps of text, but can't shorten the appendix (or do without) since this would prevent ...
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What can be done (by the community as a whole) to make it easy (for persons other than the authors) to reproduce numerical results in a paper?

For example see reproduced papers repository. I am restricting the scope to theory papers that have some results obtained through numerical techniques. The fields may be as diverse as physics, ...
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Reproducible, open, transparent, ethical Research when confronted to (patient) data anonymization : is it at all possible in practice?

A lot of Hype goes in reproducible, open and transparency for data analysis theses days in some fields mores that other. The code is to be share as well as the dataset. How to achieve this in a ...
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History behind reproducible research tools and literate programming [closed]

Reproducibility was talked about by Robert Boyle in 17th century. Literate Programming was invented in 1984 by Donald Knuth. Reproducible Research tools like R markdown were invented recently. My ...
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Is it acceptable practice to make the source code of a re-implemented paper available online

It is the usual practice that researchers re-implement others' work for the purpose of comparison or result verification. If for instance researcher A re-implements researcher B's paper and improves ...
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How to proceed when the baseline (state-of-the-art) published results claim much better performance than I can reproduce?

I am graduate student, to finish my degree I need to build methods outperform what is already there. An issue that I came across with, is that two papers reported way (I mean more than 20%) more than ...
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How to deal with non-reproducible research?

For context, I am a PhD student in bioinformatics, working partly in development of new statistical models and partly in applying models to data. I recently came across a paper which describes an ...
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How do we test in academia, if a research area is a money burning machine or non/pseudo-scientific?

In the recent decades more and more meta studies were undertaken on the reproducibilty rate of distinct research areas like psychology, biomedicine... The results are probably shocking to most ...
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What are the advantages of writing a thesis with rMarkdown? [closed]

I think the question is self-explanatory but to add a bit of a background, I'll be starting my M.Sc. research quite soon and I want to create and maintain a workflow that allows me to devote my time ...
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Are most real-world (engineering) problems about scale? [closed]

As an engineering post-graduate student a few years back, and now an engineer working in industry, I have often had this realization very strongly - that most problems we "adults" work on are about "...
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Is it worth posting reproducibility studies

As an undergraduate interested in Academia, is it worth posting your reproducibility study of a paper on arXiv and linking to it on Google scholar? Is it useful to future graduate schools? ...
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Incentives for independent researchers to work on reproducible research

For the sake of high-quality science diffusion, there is no doubt that reproducible research is a good practice as it helps to demonstrate the robustness of the proposed methods and boosts the ...
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Is it beneficial for a student to publish their research code and data?

There are at least four benefits of releasing the code and data produced during a thesis or research project (citing textually this laboratory): Allows to reproduce figures in the revisions of a ...
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Am I responsible for not reproducibility of collaborators’ result?

Recently, I have ran into some issues about reproducibility of some of my research results which are obtained by our collaborators from different university. In fact, in our current repository there ...
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What is the difference between repeatability, replicability and reproducibility?

I have seen many instances where authors used the term "reproducibility" and "replicability" interchangeably in the social and behavioural sciences. Sometimes, they distinguish between the "...
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Reproducible science: do entities exist requiring Level 3 of TOP standards?

Quite many (if not most of) scientific articles, related to computational sciences, which I have seen, do not share both data and code leading to the figures. This may have of course good reasons ...
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How to become a reliable researcher? [closed]

I am a biology student with major interest in neuroscience and molecular biology. It's my first year at university. What should I do if I want to be a reliable researcher in biological sciences, ...
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Reproducing work of others - name them as conflicts of interest?

We are currently reproducing several papers in a specific sub-field of computer science under different experimental conditions. When we submit the paper, we will be required to declare people who may ...
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What exactly would count as copyright infringement in a replication paper?

I have been following the review process of a replication journal In particular, it has an open review which can be seen. On a particular submission they are having a debate about whether copying ...
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Finding reproducible articles

My idea is learning new methods/fields by reproducing someone else results, and I would like to pick nice/good papers to learn from. If we define reproducibility as starting from the same samples/data,...
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Reproducible and exact calculations vs. approximate and slightly random results in experiment

When experiments are performed and reported in an academic article, I learned that reproducibility is important. I am implementing a system where I stand between the choices to use GPU acceleration to ...
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Do we know what proportion of scientific reproducibility issues are fraud-related?

A few days ago there was an article on the LSE blog about scientific reproducibility which made little sense to me until I realised they were equating 'low reproducibility' with 'scientific fraud': ...
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