Adding a brief message to preprints disclosing that these articles have not been peer-reviewed can alert readers who are unfamiliar with scientific publishing to the differences between scientific findings that have and have not been checked for quality.
Collecting data from online participant pools and using self-report measures are two strategies that allow for increased sample sizes while drawing on relatively fewer resources — but have social psychology researchers adopted these strategies?
In an article published in Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, researcher Jeffrey Rouder of the University of California, Irvine and colleagues use principles drawn from high-risk fields to propose best practices for minimizing mundane mistakes in psychology labs.
Online data collection makes recruiting study participants faster and easier, but at what cost? Psychological scientist Jennifer Rodd of University College London outlines the steps researchers should take to manage the uncertainty inherent in remote experimentation.
Psychological research relies heavily on homogenous samples and settings, but there are many ways that the field can include more cultural considerations in the exploration of human emotions, cognition, and behavior, says APS Fellow Yuichi Shoda and colleagues Laura Brady and Stephanie Fryberg.
Psychological Science Editor in Chief D. Stephen Lindsay, Clinical Psychological Science Editor Scott O. Lilienfeld, and APS Fellow Daniel J. Simons explain the rationale for and benefits of preregistration, for researchers and for the field of psychological science at large.
How much variation is there when different researchers analyze the same data? Quite a bit, according to a study published in Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science.
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