Nicole Janz

Moderated by: Kate Button
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology at University of Bath


How can we teach replications and reproducibility without evoking the replication police? Is it possible to replicate others' work without becoming personal? And what are the implications for students doing replications? This talk introduces the idea of constructive replications, how to do them in the classroom, and pitfalls to avoid. It builds on the fundamental idea that students should learn replications as a positive and constructive way to build on previous work, following the golden rule: Replicate others as you would like to be replicated yourself.

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Speaker Bio

Nicole Janz is an Assistant Professor in International Relations at the University of Nottingham and a member of the TIER Executive Committee. She publishes on business & human rights, development, and corruption with a focus on innovative data and methodology. Nicole holds a PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Cambridge, where she has also taught statistics for social scientists for several years. While at Cambridge, Nicole created and directed the Cambridge Replication Workshop. She is a member of the UK Reproducibility Network steering committee, an ambassador at the Center for Open Science (COS) and a catalyst at the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS). Twitter: @PolSciReplicate. Website:

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