Our custom-built platform is ready to go. This means you can start your own group or join a virtual “group” and assess claims! To create an account, or to login visit: https://score.eresearch.unimelb.edu.au
what does it mean to assess claims?
Our project aim is to assess 3000 research claims from articles published in peer-reviewed journals in the following disciplines: criminology, economics, education, marketing, management, psychology, public administration, and sociology. The full list of journals is here.
What we ask you to do is to evaluate the replicability of a claim by investigating the claim > estimating replicability > then updating your estimate once you see what other people have estimated and commented on. For more information, check out our resources page.
who can assess claims?
Part of the scope of the repliCATS project, and indeed the wider SCORE program is to examine the markers of expertise (e.g. education, experience, domain knowledge) and the role they may play in making good judgements about the likelihood a research claim will replicate. This means an eligible research participant for our project is someone who has completed or is completing a relevant undergraduate degree, and is over 18 years of age. And, importantly, is interested in making judgements about replicability.
p.s. People generally enjoy assessing claims!
how to participate in the repliCATS project?
1. Find a repliCATS workshop near you in Feb 2020
Feb 2020 will be workshop week! We will be running workshops in ACT, Queensland and New South Wales, as well as a whole host of local workshops around the world.
To register for any one of the Australian workshops, visit: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/replicats-workshop-week-tickets-83758284283
2. Assess claims on the platform (individual or group)
You can do this either as an individual, or you can use the platform to assess claims as a group (5 people make up a group). All you need to do is create an account, consent to participating in the project, and then you’ll see claims that are available to be assessed.
Each month we update the claims available to be assessed.
Keen to get started? Create an account or login to the platform: https://score.eresearch.unimelb.edu.au
3. Invite the repliCATS bus to come to you
All you need is a minimum of five people (including you) to start a group.
- We do most of the admin to help you get started
- You can choose how many claims you want to do (we think 5-10 is reasonable)
- You can choose how to run the group, for example, you could a one-off workshop at your institution/home town, or incorporate this into your regular discussion group
- Your group can meet face-to-face or virtually
- We have a “tim tam fund” to help cater a face-to-face workshop
- We’ll try as much as possible to assign you research claims related to your discipline (reminder: this project is looking at criminology, economics, education marketing, political science, psychology, public administration and sociology research claims)
- …but your group could also be interdisciplinary.
There’s lots more we can say about how remote groups work, but we’re happy to be flexible so it suits you. For now you can express interest using this form (external link), or just e-mail repliCATSfirstname.lastname@example.org so we can can get back to you.
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