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Data and Code for: A Proposed Specification Check for P-Hacking

Version
V0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Brodeur, Abel (University of Ottawa)
  • Cook, Nikolai (University of Ottawa)
  • Heyes, Anthony (University of Ottawa)
Publication Date
2020-08-19
Description
  • Abstract

    This paper proposes a specification check for p-hacking. More specifically, we advocate the reporting of t-curves and mu-curves - the t-statistics and estimated effect sizes derived from regressions using every possible combination of control variables from the researchers set - and introduce a standardized and accessible implementation. Our specification check allows researchers, referees and editors to visually inspect variation in effect sizes, significativity and sensitivity to the inclusion of control variables. We provide a Stata command which implements the specification check.
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Relations
  • Has version
    DOI: 10.3886/E120661V1
Publications
  • Brodeur, Abel, Nikolai Cook, and Anthony Heyes. “A Proposed Specification Check for P-Hacking.” AEA Papers and Proceedings 110 (May 2020): 66–69. https://doi.org/10.1257/pandp.20201078.
    • ID: 10.1257/pandp.20201078 (DOI)

Update Metadata: 2020-08-21 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-08-21

Brodeur, Abel; Cook, Nikolai; Heyes, Anthony (2020): Data and Code for: A Proposed Specification Check for P-Hacking. Version: V0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/E120661