B – Resistance to replication

Gertler P, Galiani S, Romero M. How to make replication the norm. Nature 2018;554:417-419

Efforts to replicate research studies are distorted by inherent conflicts between the authors of the original work and those trying to reproduce the results. The authors surveyed 11 top-tier economics journals to find out how to fix it. A first step to getting more replications is making them easier by requiring authors to publicly post the data and code used to produce the results in their studies.