“Speak Your Mind” is a PAR webpage feature that allows you to offer insights about big questions in public administration. The responses serve as a community forum for discussion of specific editorial contributions, and the format provides a platform for exchange of different ideas about how we think of public administration as a professional and scholarly enterprise.
In the newest contribution for Speak Your Mind, Professor Lars Tummers contends that public administration research is not fully transparent, replications are almost never published, and few open datasets are available. Professor Tummers argues that one fruitful way to move forward is that journals like Public Administration Review should step in and actively promote values like transparency, openness and replication. Please read the essay here.
We would appreciate your views on the issues Professor Tummers discusses in his essay. Do you agree that adopting the TOP guidelines is a good way to promote transparency, openness, and replication? What do you see as the biggest benefits of the guidelines? The greatest costs or risks? Overall, do you believe PAR should adopt the guidelines? Feel free to wade in on any or all of these questions, but, most importantly, speak your mind!