Replicate Others as You Would Like to Be Replicated Yourself
By Nicole Janz, University of Nottingham and Jeremy Freese, Stanford University
Merton (1973 ) 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).