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Pre-Registration in Social Psychology — a Discussion and Suggested Template

van t'Veer, Anna E., Giner-Sorolla, Roger (2016) Pre-Registration in Social Psychology — a Discussion and Suggested Template. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 67 . pp. 2-12. ISSN 0022-1031. (doi:10.1016/j.jesp.2016.03.004) (KAR id:60997)


Pre-registration of studies before they are conducted has recently become more feasible to researchers, and is encouraged by an increasing number of journals. However, because the practice of pre-registration is relatively new to psychological science, specific guidelines for the content of registrations are still in a formative stage. After giving a brief history of pre-registration in medical and psychological research, we outline two different models that can be applied—reviewed and unreviewed pre-registration—and discuss the advantages of each model to science as a whole and to the individual scientist, as well as some of their drawbacks and limitations. Finally, we present and justify a proposed standard template that can facilitate pre-registration. Researchers can use the template before and during the editorial process to meet article requirements and enhance the robustness of their scholarly efforts.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/j.jesp.2016.03.004
Uncontrolled keywords: pre-registration, methodology, open science, research
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Roger Giner-Sorolla
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2017 14:55 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2021 13:44 UTC
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Giner-Sorolla, Roger.

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