ESA-announce Replication in Economic Experiments (Research In Experimental Economics, Volume 18) Deadline Approaching
Don’t forget, the July 1 deadline for submission to Research In Experimental Economics, Volume 18 onReplication in Economic Experiments is fast approaching. The original announcement is below.
Call for papers: Research In Experimental Economics, Volume 18
Replication in Economic Experiments
Volume editors: Cary Deck, University of Arkansas
Enrique Fatas, University of East Anglia
Tanya Rosenblat, University of Michigan
This edited book is scheduled as volume 18 of the series Research in Experimental Economics, Emerald Group Publishing and is to appear in 2015. The REE series ofedited research volumes was first published in 1979 with founding editor Vernon L. Smith. The current senior editors are R. Mark Isaac and Douglas A. Norton of Florida State University.
About the new volume
Replication is a fundamental part of scientific discovery. However, there appears to be a perception in the profession that replication is often marginalized in favor of new statistically significant results. Such behavior would lead to a biased understanding of the state of knowledge in the field. At the same time, many experimental results are replicated indirectly when researchers report variations of the original design that generate similar patterns. This volume is focused on the replication of findings in the literature for which replicability has not been established
As usual, REE papers will be externally reviewed. The review criteria will include the relative importance of the original finding, the extent of existing replication (both direct and indirect) already in the literature, and the faithfulness of the replication attempt. Publication decisions will not depend on the affirmation or contradiction of the original results and a rationale for replication failures is welcome but not required. Papers should include a methods section, with a detailed description of both the original experimental protocol and the one used in the replication.
Papers that include data that are not part of a replication are welcome so long as a primary focus of the paper is replication and the additional data contribute to understanding the research questions of the original study being replicated.
Multiple replication attempts from researchers working independently are especially welcome.
Interested authors are encouraged to contact the volume editors as soon as possible. For full consideration, completed manuscripts must be received by July 1, 2014. Space for inclusion in this volume is limited.
Emails for submissions: replicationREE18