Leamer-Rosenthal Prize for statcheck

Michèle Nuijten and Sacha Epskamp are two of the nine winners of the 2016 Leamer-Rosenthal prize for Open Social Science for their work on statcheck. This prize is an initiative of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS), and comes with a prize of $10,000. They will receive their prize at the 2016 BITSS annual meeting, along with seven other researchers and educators.

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Media Attention for `statcheck`

Lately there has been quite some media attention for statcheck. In a piece in Nature, Monya Baker has written a thorough and nuanced overview of statcheck and the PubPeer project of Chris Hartgerink, in which he scanned 50,000 papers and posted the statcheck results on the online forum PubPeer. In the Nature editorial this type of post-publication peer review is discussed. Some other interesting coverage of statcheck can be found here:

  • Buranyi, S. (2016). Scientists are worried about `peer review by algorithm’. Motherboard (VICE)URL
  • Resnick, B. (2016). A bot crawled thousands of studies looking for simple math errors. The results are concerning. VoxURL
  • Kershner, K. (2016). Statcheck: when bots `correct’ academics. How Stuff Works URL
  • Keulemans, M. (2016). Worden sociale wetenschappen geterroriseerd door jonge onderzoekers?: Oorlog onder psychologen. De Volkskrant. URL