AMPPS Project Announcements


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Current Projects

Replication of Nozaradan, Peretz, Missal, and Mouraux (2011)
We are soliciting participation in a multi-lab conceptual replication and extension of the Journal of Neuroscience 2011 article, “Tagging the neuronal entrainment to beat and meter,” by Nozaradan, Peretz, Missal, and Mouraux. For more information on this AMPPS pre-registered replication, please visit the OSF page at https://osf.io/rpvde/. Here you will find a link to the detailed project manual and the experiment set-up instructions.

To stay informed about the project, please fill out this interest survey. To sign up to participate in the project, please fill out this contributor sign-up form.

Please note: While the data collection period begins on May 1, 2019, labs may register to participate and begin data collection any time before the data collection end date of April 30, 2020.

If you have any questions about participating, please email Karli Nave at nave@unlv.nevada.edu.

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Previous Projects

Special section: Using simulations to develop statistical intuitions
Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS) is pleased to announce a call for tutorial manuscripts focused on the use of simulations in developing statistical intuitions.

The use of simulations in psychological science and statistics is not new, but the advent of open-source tools for disseminating simulation code and for producing interactive web applications (e.g., Shiny Apps) has led to a rapid growth in the use of simulations to enhance statistical understanding. For many students and researchers, simulations provide an accessible way to better grasp statistical principles and to understand the consequences of analysis decisions; for example, they might allow users to vary statistical parameters in a given model or data-generating process and see the consequences of making different statistical assumptions or analytic choices.

In keeping with AMPPS‘s mission of helping researchers improve their research and statistical practices, the journal will publish a collection of tutorial papers that will be useful to researchers interested in gaining a better understanding of statistical principles and to students in and instructors of undergraduate and graduate statistics classes.

Each tutorial should help a relatively novice reader gain a better understanding of a statistical principle, practice, or skill through the use of simulations. Manuscripts should focus on core concepts that are relevant to the broad readership of the journal (psychological scientists from all subfields, using many types of data and employing a wide variety of statistical analysis). Each tutorial should include a brief introduction that motivates how and why the simulation approach is useful for understanding that concept and what insights users can gain by following the tutorial. The manuscript should walk readers through the process of using the code/tool in a step-by-step fashion. Ideally, the tutorial will work through multiple examples (ideally using different types of data from different content areas) to illustrate the usefulness and generality of the tutorial. We strongly encourage the use of open-source software and tools for all tutorials (e.g., R, Python, Shiny), and authors should make their well-commented code publicly available either in supplemental materials or at a permanent 3rd-party repository (e.g., osf.io or a shiny server). Please see the submission guidelines for details on the requirements for the Tutorial article type at AMPPS.

Interested authors should use this form to submit a proposal for a tutorial in the special section. The editors will review these proposals and will encourage submission based on fit to the call for proposals, fit with AMPPS’s overall mission of reaching a broad audience, and on the need to avoid duplication of content in the section or with other AMPPS submissions. In cases where multiple teams submit proposals for the same topic, we will aim to ensure diversity among the pool of authors in the issue. We do not have a fixed limit on the number of manuscripts for the special section.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is February 11, 2019 and the deadline for completed manuscripts will be May 31, 2019.

Note that AMPPS encourages submission of unsolicited tutorial manuscripts of many sorts (see the submission guidelines). This call is for Tutorials specifically focused on the use of simulations for enhanced understanding and for pedagogy.

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Special Section: Design and analysis of interventions

Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science (AMPPS) is pleased to announce a call for manuscripts focused on the design and analysis of experimental intervention research.

Experimental interventions are important in both basic and applied psychological science, with designs ranging from straightforward experiments comparing differential improvements in an experimental and control group to complex longitudinal designs with many subgroups, covariates, and outcome measures. Despite the prevalence of such designs in psychological science, research practices vary widely, experts debate the allowable inferences from different analyses, and reporting practices are not standardized.

In keeping with AMPPS‘s mission of helping researchers improve their research and statistical practices, the journal will publish a collection of papers addressing the issues involved in designing, analyzing, and interpreting interventions. All papers must be accessible to our broad, non-expert readership and should be of interest to readers from multiple subfields of psychology. Although we encourage authors to use concrete, easily understood examples of interventions to illustrate their points, the focus should be on using examples to illustrate broader principles and not on the substance of the example itself. Appropriate topics include but are not limited to: documentation, preregistration, and reporting of intervention designs and plans; issues in handling attrition; advantages and disadvantages of intent-to-treat analysis strategies; flexibility in implementation and analysis; measurement issues specific to interventions; appropriate handling of covariates; benefits and drawbacks of multiple assessments or timepoints; appropriate and inappropriate causal inference; preregistration, privacy, and documentation in longitudinal interventions; distinguishing confirmatory and exploratory approaches; handling “correction” for multiple outcome measures; best practices for publishing and reporting; addressing placebo effects and choosing appropriate control groups, etc.

Interested authors should use this form to submit a proposal for a manuscript in the special section. The editors will review these proposals while blind to author name(s), and will encourage submission of manuscripts that best fit both this call for proposals and the broader mission of AMPPS.

The deadline for the submission of proposals is May 31, 2019, and the deadline for manuscripts will be August 15, 2019. Authors should consult the submission guidelines prior to submitting the proposal form to ensure that their proposed manuscript would be in keeping with the journal’s requirements.

If you have any questions about this call for proposals, please email Daniel Simons at ampps.editor@gmail.com.

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