Why open data is critical during review: An example | Steve Haroz's blog
peter.suber's bookmarks 2023-03-16
"While reviewing a paper a while ago, a single word in the methods section caught my eye: “randomized“. Based on that single word, I strongly suspected that the methods were not accurately reported and that the conclusions were entirely unsupported. But I also knew that I’d never be able to prove it without the data. Here, I’ll explain what happened in this one example of why empirical papers without open data (or an explicit reason why the data can’t be shared) hamper review and shouldn’t be trusted...."