Which tests not witch hunts: a diagnostic approach for conducting replication research

Annette N. Brown, Benjamin Douglas Kuflick Wood
2018 Economics : the Open-Access, Open-Assessment e-Journal  
This paper provides researchers with an objective list of checks to consider when planning a replication study with the objective of validating findings for informing policy. These replication studies should begin with a pure replication of the published results and then reanalyse the original data to address the original research question. The authors present tips for replication exercises in four categories: validity of assumptions, data transformations, estimation methods, and heterogeneous
more » ... and heterogeneous impacts. For each category they offer an introduction, a tips checklist, some examples of how these checks have been employed, and a set of resources that provide statistical and econometric details. (Published in Special Issue The practice of replication) JEL C10 B41 A20
doi:10.5018/economics-ejournal.ja.2018-53 fatcat:qqwxzbfqufc7rlkzo22lxoyw4e