Thanks for including me (along with David and Rodney) in this exchange of letters; I appreciate being kept informed about this fascinating and important set of conversations. I am writing to add a little information to that which is included in them already.
On forums: The QMMR section is developing a procedure for deliberation over the next few months; the letter below provides a detailed description and invitation to participate. There is also a more informal and less structured invitation for comments and discussion posted on PSNow, under the heading “Updated Invitation for Deliberation about Research Transparency and Interpretability” (it includes a link to the QMMR process and other useful links). As I see it, these are complementary forums — roughly speaking, one emphasizes breadth and ease of entry, and the other emphasizes depth and more consistent engagement. Let’s use both, as well as any other forums that other groups might establish.
On additional information: the “Bing Powell letter,” also described below, is now posted on PSNow, under the heading “Letter from distinguished political scientists urging nuanced journal interpretation of JETS policy guidelines.” Please note that in addition to the sections quoted by the letter writers below, a key paragraph reads:
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