A recent study shows something eyebrow raising, and you think, “Really?” Given the chance, you would read the paper with a critical eye, analyze its results, conclusions, and methods, dig deep into p-scores and n values, and wonder if the results could be replicated.
Replication Markets gives you that opportunity. It is a game that is part crowd-sourcing, part playing a market, and part legal gambling. The bets are placed on research results: can a study be replicated?
Participants in the market are both players in the game and human research subjects: you play our game, we learn from you.
We call you a Forecaster. You might be a grad student, or a stay-at-home parent, or a retiree. You might read academic journals for the fun of it, or have a great love of literary nonfiction, or geek out on the social sciences.
Forecasters come from all sorts of backgrounds, but they have some things in common.
- They care about the quality of research in the social sciences.
- They want to contribute to the future of research.
- They like getting into the weeds of statistics.
- They might even have a competitive streak.
Are you intrigued? Do you have what it takes to be a Forecaster? Join our email list to learn more.
Although final results will not be available until mid-2020, you may follow the project to receive updates and relevant posts.
Replication Markets will be launched in August 2019 pending IRB approval; you can sign up here to be notified.