Jacob M. Schauer

Assistant Professor

Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University


Jake Schauer is an Assistant Professor of Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. His research interests include methods for studying replication, modern advances in meta-analysis, approaches to missing data, and data privacy.


  • Replication
  • Meta-analysis
  • Data science
  • Data privacy


  • PhD in Statistics, 2018

    Northwestern University

  • BS in Mathematics, English, 2007

    Western Michigan University


Methods for Studying Replication

The proper way to design and analyze replication studies is still an open question for much of science.

Missing Data in Meta-Analysis

Meta-regression is an important tool that can help highlight where and why an intervention may work. However, anyone who has tried to …

Recent Publications

Reconsidering statistical methods for assessing replication

Recent empirical evaluations of replication in psychology have reported startlingly few successful replication attempts. At the same …

The effects of microsuppression on state education data quality

States often turn to a data masking procedure called microsuppression in order to reduce the risk of disclosing student records when …

Assessing heterogeneity and power in replications of psychological experiments

In this study, we reanalyze recent empirical research on replication from a meta-analytic perspective. We argue that there are …

Consistency of effects is important in replication

In this rejoinder, we discuss Mathur and VanderWeele’s response to our article, “Statistical Analyses for Studying …

More than one replication study is needed for unambiguous tests of replication

The problem of assessing whether experimental results can be replicated is becoming increasingly important in many areas of science. It …

Statistical analyses for studying replication: Meta-analytic perspectives

Formal empirical assessments of replication have recently become more prominent in several areas of science, including psychology. …

Randomised trials in education in the USA

Background and purpose: Studies of education and learning that were described as experiments have been carried out in the USA by …

An evaluation of statistical methods for aggregate patterns of replication failure

Several programs of research have sought to assess the replicability of scientific findings in different fields, including economics …

Exploratory analyses for missing data in meta-analyses

OBJECTIVES: In this tutorial, we examine methods for exploring missingness in a dataset in ways that can help identify the sources and …

On the accuracy of replication failure rates

A prominent approach to studying the replication crisis has been to conduct replications of several different scientific findings as …

The design of replication studies

Empirical evaluations of replication have become increasingly common, ranging from systematic attempts of one-off replications (e.g., …

Papers in Progress


Evaluating Replicability: Considerations for Analyses and Implications for Design

As high-profile empirical research has questioned the replicability of scientific findings, it has become clear that there is no …

The Statistics of Replication: Considerations and Pitfalls

Recent research has questioned the replicability of scientific findings in various fields, including medicine, economics, and …

Design and Analysis of Replication Studies: Considerations and Pitfalls

Though replication is central to the scientific method, applied statisticians are seldom asked their input on replication studies in …

Statistical challenges for studying replication

Recent empirical research has questioned the replicability of scientific findings in various fields, including medicine, economics, and …

Assessing replication: Lessons from empirical research and applied statistics

Given how important replication is to the logic and rhetoric of science, one would expect a standard approach to designing and …


My dog, Woodhouse, will sometimes join in on office hours. He doesn’t know anything about statistics, but he likes people.

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