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by Marcus Kreuzer
Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:32 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Comments on Draft Report of Working Group II.1
Replies: 12
Views: 268

Re: Comments on Draft Report of Working Group II.1

I really liked the five categories that you proposed over the initial five pages to increase transparency related to documentary evidence. They make sense and nicely formalize tacit practices employed by many scholars (and occasionally ignored by others). They are terrific and well presented. Here t...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:52 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Manipulating the Peer Review Process: Blog post
Replies: 1
Views: 357

Re: Manipulating the Peer Review Process: Blog post

Interesting link. It discusses how authors manipulate on occasion the review process and what journals are doing to address it. It also claims that such manipulations are one of the reasons why we see more and more journal retractions. This raises the question of whether the peer review process shou...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources
Replies: 27
Views: 1834

Re: Benefits and Costs of Increasing Transparency for Text and Non Text Based Sources

Two possible solutions come to mind: 1) The author submitting a TRAX and increasing his/her transparency should be rewarded by being the right to respond to any reviewer's critiques drawn from the TRAX. This might involve restructuring the review process. Maybe reviewers would be invited to comment ...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Fri Nov 04, 2016 9:12 am
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources

What is epistemologically desirable with regards to research transparency and what is logistically/economically possible at the publishing end do not always line up and create a real conflict for implementing DA-RT. And it certainly seems to be a tension which the original DA-RT guidelines overlooke...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Mon Oct 24, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Dishonesty in research raises concern
Replies: 28
Views: 2095

Re: Dishonesty in research raises concern

Thanks for this post which wonderfully identifies the misalignment in the current DA-RT initiative between the transparency expectations for individual scholars and the transparency disincentives of the broader production of knowledge. [For more on this see Topic 2 in this cluster] This misalignment...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Tue Oct 18, 2016 9:56 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Documenting how text-based or non-text-based sources support your arguments

Yes, my understanding is that historians use discretion in how they employ footnotes rather than following a protocol. Maybe the one exception is there insistence that footnotes have page numbers. By the way, I extrapolated those three uses from Anthony Grafton's delightful "The Footnote: Curio...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:52 am
Forum: III.1. Comparative methods and process tracing
Topic: Presenting our evidence
Replies: 20
Views: 1408

Re: Presenting our evidence (and the absence of evidence or data)

Interesting takes here on the value of whether or not to report interviews, or textual sources for that matter, that were not accessible. I think Tasha is correct to point out that process tracing and Bayesian analysis substitutes the frequency of evidence for what is called its probative value. (i....
by Marcus Kreuzer
Wed Oct 05, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: III.1. Comparative methods and process tracing
Topic: What problem does access to evidence and transparency address?
Replies: 12
Views: 898

Re: What problem does access to evidence and transparency address?

Let me respond with respect that the problems that "analytical transparency" tries to solve. I think that the problems that data access and production transparency address are more self-explanatory. The DA-RT guidelines are particularly brief and generic about the goals of analytic transpa...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Mon Oct 03, 2016 10:14 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Topic 2: Placing DA-RT in the Broader Knowledge Production
Replies: 1
Views: 446

Topic 2: Placing DA-RT in the Broader Knowledge Production

There is a widespread perception that the three transparency dimensions (e.g. data access, analytical transparency, production transparency) identified by the DA-RT initiative capture not only a narrow statistical research practices but also cover only the small, test-related stage of the broader kn...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Mon Sep 26, 2016 12:59 pm
Forum: III.1. Comparative methods and process tracing
Topic: Presenting our evidence
Replies: 20
Views: 1408

Re: Presenting our evidence

Thanks, Hillel. I would like to underscore two important implications of your post. First, your two suggestions for unreported findings are spot on. Many of the works that I enjoy reading are enjoyable in part because they report more null findings and model specifications. Being taken along for the...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Thu Sep 22, 2016 10:14 am
Forum: I.3. Power and Institutions
Topic: Refining Norms/Practices in Publishing
Replies: 5
Views: 750

Re: Refining Norms/Practices in Publishing

The structuring effect of the current publication template is a huge part for the limited transparency and for defining transparency narrowly in terms of sharing data files and computer codes. What the current deductive, hypothesis testing template does is to define transparency narrowly in terms of...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Wed Sep 21, 2016 11:40 am
Forum: III.1. Comparative methods and process tracing
Topic: Presenting our evidence
Replies: 20
Views: 1408

Re: Presenting our evidence

I would like to touch on one specific and little discussed type of evidence: unreported findings . The APSA Guidelines list under data access the importance to make available data unreported in the final article. Having easy access to such unreported data is important to counter problems like p-hack...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Documenting how text-based or non-text-based sources support your arguments

When you cite your sources, what types of information do you include either in-text or in the associated footnotes/endnotes in order to help readers understand how the evidence you are using supports the analytical, descriptive, or causal claims you are making? What types of information, and how mu...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Tue Sep 13, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: II.1. Text-based sources
Topic: Documenting use of text-based or non-text-based sources
Replies: 27
Views: 1670

Re: Re:

This is an interesting question: in political science, I would not say that we have necessarily been trained or encouraged to include these types of observations. There also is not a lot of room, given the word limits of many journals and/or the discouraging of footnotes, to elaborate critically on...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Topic 3: Elaborating Multiple/alternative Journal Criteria
Replies: 1
Views: 443

Topic 3: Elaborating Multiple/alternative Journal Criteria

The transparency discussion ultimately connects to practices and consequences “on the ground” in the form of evaluative criteria that journals may apply to article submissions. Our last group of questions speaks to the same terrain of possible epistemological concerns over transparency standards, bu...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:18 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: Topic 1: Competing Epistemological Assumptions
Replies: 0
Views: 383

Topic 1: Competing Epistemological Assumptions

Political science is multi-faceted and multi-sited field of inquiry. Diverse epistemological assumptions inform research excellence and subfield-specific practices with profound effects on the construction of the objects of research. This online discussion might help explicate the manifold epistemic...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:06 pm
Forum: I.1. Ontological/Epistemological Priors
Topic: SETTING THE STAGE
Replies: 0
Views: 411

SETTING THE STAGE

I. Points of Departure Academic disciplines, like Political Science, are evolving and conflicted institutions and discourses. With the discursive domains and institutional pressures of such academic operations, individuals and groups struggle to make the world knowable by mobilizing certain techniq...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Fri May 20, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Committee] Active citation versus the meaty footnote
Replies: 10
Views: 1207

Re: [From Steering Committee] Active citation versus the meaty footnote

Given that we are among footnote aficionados here, just a quick plug for Anthony's Grafton marvelous history "The Footnote: a Curious History. " He traces the history of the footnote back to the 17th century's scientific revolution and Rene Descartes disparagement of historical knowledge a...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Wed May 11, 2016 10:59 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: AJPS badges
Replies: 5
Views: 824

Re: AJPS badges

Thanks for pointing out the AJPS badges. While I share your concerns, the idea of badges is intriguing if the could be earned for more than just data access and replication. Let's assume that you could earn badges for the type of research transparency that is more relevant to qualitative research, t...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Tue May 03, 2016 9:29 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: A Brighter Side to Data Dissemination
Replies: 1
Views: 518

Re: A Brighter Side to Data Dissemination

I like Evan's emphasis that qualitative transparency standards are still emerging and thus will require experimentation. I think experimentation could easily be extended beyond data dissemination. It would be particularly encouraging if journals themselves would lead the way with several possible ex...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Thu Apr 28, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: Are qualitative researchers held to a higher standard?
Replies: 19
Views: 2868

Re: Are qualitative researchers held to a higher standard?

This is a response to Alan's four posts up where he pulled together other posts on whether journal editors or reviewers should be transparency gatekeepers. Here are a few suggestions on how DA-RT could be integrated more fully in the review process and thereby shift transparency evaluations from edi...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:56 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Comm.] Inviting input on specific transparency practices
Replies: 23
Views: 2999

Re: [Steering Committee] Inviting input on specific transparency practices

Different Model of Research Transparency : DA-RT front-ends research transparency by trying to make the review process more rigorous. At a recent CES roundtable, Gary Marks (UNC, Chapel Hill) pointed out that traditionally research is evaluated after publication through further replication and by r...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Sun Apr 24, 2016 10:27 am
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Comm.] What is baby? What is bathwater? Request for bullet points.
Replies: 1
Views: 402

Re: [Steering Committee] What is baby? What is bathwater? Request for bullet points.

There are lots of suggestions made across various posts. Is there any way to pull them together in a single posts or even hyperlink them?
by Marcus Kreuzer
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:55 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?
Replies: 9
Views: 1649

Re: CP newsletter: editorial or ideology?

Dear Rudy, Your and various other posts imply the DA-RT involves imposing quantitative transparency standards on qualitative research, a kind of KKV déja vue all over again. I can share this concerns with some of the requirements especially the data repository/access requirement. But is there not an...
by Marcus Kreuzer
Sun Apr 17, 2016 9:25 pm
Forum: Substantive Dimensions of the Deliberations
Topic: [From Steering Comm.] Inviting input on specific transparency practices
Replies: 23
Views: 2999

Re: Inviting input on specific transparency practices

FOOTNOTES! I think we need to underscore the importance of proper and consistent footnotes as a transparency practice. Ideally, these would include page numbers where the information came from, which too many texts these days do not do. mala Two additional suggestions on footnotes: 1) The historian...

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