Andrew Gelman from the Monkey Cage writes:
"The answer is clear to me: by making your data available, you are making it more likely that others will replicate your results, continue the directions of your research, cite you, etc. Fame and fortune await."
Yet not all political scientists make their data available:
"If it’s so good to do, why isn’t everybody doing it?
Again, from Peter Aucoin et al.’s award winning book, the authors summarize much of the conventional wisdom on Prime Ministerial power by arguing (pp. 112-113):
“the issue of concern addressed in this chapter is that power can be concentrated beyond what is required for responsible government to work effectively. The important question then is whether Canada suffers from an unnecessary and excessive – and thus dangerous – level of prime ministerial power over the House.
Over the last several years, social science research on educational success has been coalescing around one indisputable fact. If you control for socio-economic factors, the most important influence on student success is the quality of the teacher.
Recently, a friend of mine, who is a vice-principal at a middle school in downtown Toronto, mentioned that although a majority of new teachers they hire every year succeed in the classroom, a significant number do not.
Part of the problem, apparently, is the interview process.