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A Practical Guide to Registered Reports for Economists

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Thibaut Arpinon Romain Espinosa
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Quantitative
Date Posted
2022/06/02
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2022/08/05
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2022/08/05
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The current publication system in economics has encouraged the inflation of positive results in empirical papers. Registered Reports also called Pre-Results Reviews are a new submission format for empirical work that take pre-registration one step further. In Registered Reports researchers write their paper before the data collection and commit to a detailed data collection process and analysis plan. After a first-stage review a journal can give an In-Principle-Acceptance guaranteeing that the paper will be published if the authors carry out their data collection and analysis as pre-specified. We here propose a practical guide to Registered Reports for empirical economists. We illustrate the major problems that Registered Reports address (p-hacking HARKing and publication bias) and present practical guidelines on how to write and review Registered Reports (e.g. the data analysis plan power analysis and correction for multiple-hypothesis testing) with R and STATA codes. We provide speci
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A10 C12 C9
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registered reports practical guide pre-registration p-hacking HARKing multiple-hypothesis testing power analysis smallest effect size of interest
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https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4182681
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