“Last fall, 27 political science journal editors signed on to a new Data Access and Research Transparency Guidelines (DA-RT)statement promoting openness in academic research. The guidelines would require authors to make available much more of the raw data and methodologies used to analyze that data than would typically appear in many journal articles. And the past year has seen various research scandals and other news that arguably bolster the case for increased transparency in the social sciences. But now, just two months before the new openness guidelines are supposed to take effect, more than 1,000 political scientists are expressing serious doubts about them.
“We write as concerned members of the American Political Science Association to urge an important amendment to the statement ‘Data Access and Research Transparency (DA-RT): A Joint Statement by Political Science Journal Editors,’” reads a circulating petition signed by about 1,200 scholars as of Friday. Among them are 10 former presidents of the political science association.”
Insidehighered.com. (2015). More Time on Transparency: Political scientists debate standards adopted by leading publications | InsideHigherEd. Retrieved 20 November 2015, from https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/11/16/political-scientists-seek-delay-transparency-standards-publications?utm_source=Inside+Higher+Ed&utm_campaign=9bc310d4e7-DNU20151116&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1fcbc04421-9bc310d4e7-197780057