Perspectives on DA-RT

The Spring 2016 newsletter of the Comparative Politics section of APSA is devoted to a discussion of DA-RT, with diverse contributions.

In the June 2015 issue of Perspectives on Politics, editor Jeff Isaac wrote an introduction, “For a More Public Political Science,” which contained criticism of DA-RT.

Transparency in Qualitative and Multi-Method Research: A Symposium.” Spring 2015 issue of the newsletter of the QMMR section of APSA, edited by Tim Buthe and Alan Jacobs.

Blog Posts:

August 24, 2014: Nathaniel Beck writes “Research replication in social sciences” on the Oxford University Press blog.

November 2, 2015, Jeff Isaac publishes “Further Thoughts on DA-RT” in The Plot.

November 4, 2015, Jarrod Hayes publishes “Put a DA-RT in it” on the Duck of Minerva blog.

November 5, 2015, Thomas Leeper posts “Don’t Fear DA-RT” on his blog.

November 5, 2015, Tom Pepinsky publishes “The DA-RT Petition” on his blog.

November 6, 2015, John Patty of the blog Math of Politics publishes “Responding to a Petition to Nobody (Or Everybody).”

Read our response here.

November 7, 2015, Nicole Janz of the blog Political Science Replication published “Political Scientists Trying to Delay Research Transparency.”

November 9, 2015: Chris Blattman in The Monkey Cage on “Political scientists are debating a new initiative to make research more trustworthy. Here’s why I’m skeptical.”

November 10, 2015: John Patty of the Math of Politics blog published “One Thing Leads to Another: “Delaying” DA-RT Standards to Discuss Better DA-RT Standards Will Be Ironic

November 10, 2015: SPPQ editors Chris W. Bonneau and Kristin Kanthak respond directly to the petition here.

November 10, 2015: Andrew Schrank posts a short essay asking what counts as cited data and calling for more thought on the benefits of replication.

November 10, 2015: Nathan M. Jensen posts “Data Access and Replication Policies in Management” on his blog.

November 10, 2015: Will Moore writes “A Quick Bit on the DA-RT Kerfuffle” on his blog Will Opines.

November 11, 2015: Kristin Monroe submits a short post on ethical issues involved in sharing data.

November 11, 2015: Rick Wilson provides his thoughts on DA-RT, and brings attention to Transparency and Openness Promotion (TOP) guidelines on his blog.

November 11, 2015: Bryan Jones posts a comment that he likes idea of DA-RT, but wonders whether it risks undermining incentives to provide the public good of big datasets.

November 11, 2015: AJPS responds to DA-RT delay petition in this post.

November 11, 2015: Political Behavior responds to delay petition in a letter on the journal’s website.

November 11, 2015: Markus Gastinger blogs about why he signed the DA-RT delay petition in his post “The DA-RT Initiative– boon or bane?” here.

November 13, 2015: Ingo Rohlfing voices his thoughts in “Different tools, shared standards: The debate about DA-RT.”

November 13, 2015: Andy Whitford pens “Random thoughts on the DA-RT.”

November 16, 2015: Inside Higher Ed publishes an article on DA-RT and the petition to journal editors to delay implementation, including quotes from Lupia, Jacoby, Patty, and Hirschmann.

November 17, 2015: Jennifer Hochschild and John Ishiyama respond to Kristie Monroe.

November 18, 2015: David Art argues that DA-RT will discourage research in critical fields and create divisions between journals and within comparative politics.

November 20, 2015: CPS editors announce that they will delay implementation of DA-RT for non-statistical analyses.

November 24, 2015: APSA leaders Jennifer Hochschild, David Lake, and Rodney Hero issue statement endorsing DA-RT.

November 25, 2015: Nancy Hirschmann, Mala Htun, Jane Mansbridge, Kathleen Thelen, Lisa Wedeen, and Elisabeth Wood respond to the recent statement issued by APSA leadership endorsing DA-RT.

November 27, 2015: Jennifer Hochschild, David Lake, and Rodney Hero reiterate that they welcome more deliberation on DA-RT.

November 28, 2015: Aili Tripp reflects on the difficulties of research transparency in non-democratic contexts.

November 28, 2015: Dan Carpenter weighs in with his thoughts on the Social Science History deliberations on DA-RT.

November 30, 2015: Perspectives on Politics editors Jeffrey Isaac and James Moskowitz share the journals policy and procedure, as well as the rationale behind it here.

December 2, 2015: Jennifer Piscopo expresses her concerns about conducting elite interviews and the widening gulf between the “haves” and the “have-nots” under DA-RT.

December 15, 2015: Jeffrey Isaac’s editor’s introduction is published in Perspectives on Politics.

January 13, 2015: Letter to journal editors published on dialogueondart requesting further action.

January 13, 2015: 20 APSA Presidents publish letter urging nuanced interpretation of JETS on PSNow.

January 14, 2015: Kristin Monroe responds to dialogueondart letter to journal editors.

January 14, 2015: Jennifer Hochschild responds to dialogueondart letter to journal editors.

January 14, 2015: APSR editors post Q&A on guidelines for research transparency given human subject and qualitative data concerns.

January 23, 2015: Jeffrey Isaac publishes Is More Deliberation About DA-RT Really So Good? on The Plot blog.

February 10, 2016: Seventy six academics write an open letter to the British Medical Journal about the value of qualitative research.

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