Replicate Others as You Would Like to Be Replicated Yourself

Replicate Others as You Would Like to Be Replicated Yourself

By Nicole Janz, University of Nottingham and Jeremy Freese, Stanford University

Merton (1973 [1942]) famously presented “organized skepticism” as a necessary normative condition for effective science. To succeed as a self-correcting enterprise, scientific communities cannot wall off any part of themselves from reevaluation and potential revision. One revelation of the open science movement has been how much the conventional “closed-science” practices prevailing in much of political science and elsewhere undermine the possibility for effective critical scrutiny (Elman, Kapiszewski, and Lupia 2018).