Journal Editors and “Results-Free” Research: A Cautionary Note

Ben Ansell, David Samuels

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

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Should journals review submissions based only on the research question and research design, independent of whether the results are statistically and substantively significant? This special issue is the first effort in political science (and perhaps across the social sciences) to publish articles based on submission of research designs alone. We offer our thoughts on the process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1809-1815
Number of pages7
JournalComparative Political Studies
Issue number13
StatePublished - Nov 1 2016


  • quantitative methods
  • results-free research


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