IALSA and Reproducible Research.


A major feature of the IALSA network is the evaluation of the reproducibility of results from longitudinal and life course studies. Replication of longitudinal research is challenging as there are many ways that results can differ. Evidence for lack of replicability can include differences in individuals in the sample, such as age range, birth cohort, culture, health and education. Lack of replicability can also come from differences across measurements and study design, and choice of statistical analysis, including the selection of covariates, treatment of rates of response, attrition, and mortality selection within and across studies.

IALSA projects each include multiple studies for the evaluation of the reproducibility of results and publically available analysis scripts that can be used to reproduce the results and enable new projects that build on past research.