Vikki Renwick
Vikki Renwick
Assistant Marketing Manager, Author Marketing, Wiley

The latest webinar to come from the Wiley Author Services Channel gave an overview of the best way to report and present data during the research process. All too often authors have their research rejected because of the reporting of their statistical methods. Our aim, as always, is to help you gain an insight in to what you can do to increase your chances of having your article accepted.

Rachel Zawada of Wiley’s Author Marketing Team was joined by four experts who provided recommendations, best practices, and real-life examples for presenting research that is transparent, robust, and most importantly, reproducible.

The speakers and topics were:

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William Irish, PhD, MSc, Vice President, CTI Clinical Trial and Consulting Services, Raleigh, NC
“Reporting of Statistical Methods and Results: Importance of Good Communication”
William looked at the common mistakes and pitfalls that usually occur during the research process when presenting statistics.



Dana Turner.jpgDana Turner, Design and Methods Advisor, Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
“Best Practices for Reporting Methods and Statistics & Ways to Avoid Common Pitfalls”
Dana highlighted the common problems that occur and gave real-world examples of how they can be rectified by comparing the original and a revised version.



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Benjamin Hofner, Reproducible Research Editor, Biometrical Journal; FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
“Reproducible Research - A Review and Recommendations”


By introducing the Reproducible Research Initiative which started in the Biometrical Journal, Benjamin gave an overview of the common issues and problems that occur and how to overcome them.





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William G. Jacoby, Editor, American Journal of Political Science; Professor, Michigan State University
“The Replication Policy at the American Journal of Political Science: Experiences during the First Six Months”
William talked about how the new AJPS replication policy makes an important contribution to the infrastructure of social science research.



After we’d heard from our speakers, we turned to the audience to answer some of the great questions that had been asked during the presentations. We looked at the difference between quantitative and qualitative reporting, a journal’s reporting guidelines and space limitations for data in an article.

If you are interested to find out more about reporting for reproducibility, you can watch the recorded version via our webinar channel. While you’re there you can take the time to find out more about Peer Review, Open Access and Abstracts.