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Peer Review Guidelines Promoting Replicability and Transparency in Psychological Science

Davis, William E., Giner-Sorolla, Roger, Lindsay, D. Stephen, Lougheed, Jessica P., Makel, Matthew C., Meier, Matt E., Sun, Jessie, Vaughn, Leigh Ann, Zelenski, John M. (2018) Peer Review Guidelines Promoting Replicability and Transparency in Psychological Science. Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science, 1 (4). pp. 556-573. ISSN 2515-2459. E-ISSN 2515-2467. (doi:10.1177/2515245918806489) (KAR id:69135)


More and more psychological researchers have come to appreciate the perils of common but poorly justified research practices, and are rethinking commonly held standards for evaluating research. As this methodological reform expresses itself in psychological research, peer reviewers of such work must also adapt their practices to remain relevant. Reviewers of journal submissions wield considerable power to promote methodological reform, contributing to the advancement of a more robust psychological literature. We describe concrete practices that reviewers can use to encourage transparency, intellectual humility, and more valid assessments of methods and statistics.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1177/2515245918806489
Uncontrolled keywords: Peer review, open science, guidelines, methods, statistics
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Roger Giner-Sorolla
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2018 21:09 UTC
Last Modified: 09 Dec 2022 05:50 UTC
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Giner-Sorolla, Roger.

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