Pre-registering your study: Why, How, and What if?
This workshop is co-sponsored with the Centre for Research in Human Development. Pre-registration is gaining popularity as a way to increase transparency and replicability. Pre-registration allows researchers to specify their research plans in advance, including hypotheses, sample, and planned analyses. Many journals, including Psychological Science (click here for the a list of journals), recognize preregistered research by awarding a Preregistered badge.
This workshop is open to researchers at all levels, and will cover the ins and outs of preregistration. You will learn the benefits (and drawbacks) of preregistering studies, what makes a good preregistration, preregistration templates, and the difference between regular preregistration and the Registered Report journal article format. A common concern is what happens if the pre-registered analysis turns out to be inappropriate, we will discuss how to operate when researchers have to do additional analyses and how to work these “decision paths” into a pre-registration. We will also discuss sample size planning in the context of preregistration, and how to appropriately plan for flexibility in your sample size. Finally, we will tackle advanced topics such as how to preregister a study when data have already been collected, and what happens when you need to deviate from your preregistered plan. You will gain hands-on practice creating a preregistration on the Open Science Framework.
When: Friday, October 4th, 1:00-3:00 PM
Where: Concordia Loyola Campus, PY-244
A light lunch and refreshments will be served before the talk, beginning at 12:15.
Please register below.