Referees, Robustness & Valid Inference in Poli-Sci

Over at Relations International Brandon Valeriano reveals his coming dotage grouses about the growing tendency of articles to contain dozens of “robustness check” specifications, casting blame at referees and editors.  I tweeted a link to the post, and several folks responded, producing some interesting exchanges that I think should be shared.




Several hours later Ethan Bueno de Mesquita saw the post as useful grist for commentary:



Zach Jones, Brendan Nyhan, and Carlisle Rainey each engaged Ethan, producing the following exchange:

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About Will H. Moore

I am a political science professor who also contributes to Political Violence @ a Glance and sometimes to Mobilizing Ideas . Twitter: @WilHMoo
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