Marjan will give a talk at the Kickoff Workshop for the Center of Reproducible Science (CRS) at the University of Zurich.
Psychology: from crisis to change
Psychology is in a crisis: Prominent research findings fail to replicate, errors in the reporting of significance testing are common, the use of Questionable Research Practices (QRPs) in the collection and analysis of data and reporting of results appears to be widespread, and some major fraud cases have come to light. This crisis has resulted in a call for more transparency and openness to improve psychological science. Different initiatives are proposed and also implemented. Data and materials become more easily available for other researchers by using for example the open science framework, and transparent behavior is awarded with badges. Another solution to guarantee the confirmatory nature of a study is preregistration, which is registering the hypothesis, study design, and data-analysis plan prior to data collection. Currently more than 100 journals offer the possibility to submit registered reports, which are peer reviewed before data collection and are published regardless of what the results will show. In this talk I will present some of the research that investigates the effectiveness of these solutions.