Help Accelerate Psychological Science with a Donation to the PSA

You can now support the Accelerator with a charitable donation. While we are constantly pursuing grant funding and more substantial institutional support for the PSA (be on the look-out for some success stories on this front soon!), we can use every bit of financial support we can get to accelerate our activities and studies rightContinue reading “Help Accelerate Psychological Science with a Donation to the PSA”

StudySwap is Celebrating Its First Birthday!

It is amazing to think that we launched just over one year ago (March 2nd, 2017) with just a couple of example posts, a twitter account, and some bare bones information on our OSF page. It has been a fun and rewarding year for us. Here, we list some of our personal highlights. Successful collaborations completedContinue reading “StudySwap is Celebrating Its First Birthday!”

BBBRRRs: “Brick by Brick” Registered Replication Reports

A recent twitter discussion on the merits (or seeming lack thereof) of small N studies led to an interesting idea for a new tweak on the RRR model. Check out the convo, but here’s the tl:dr version: I think that even small N studies can make valuable contributions to the literature because many of themContinue reading “BBBRRRs: “Brick by Brick” Registered Replication Reports”

Adversarial Co-blog-oration: the R-factor

Late last week, Verum Analytics rolled out a new online tool for calculating a published finding’s “R-factor,” a citation-based metric that they have introduced to quantify a study’s replicability. The r-factor is the proportion of citations for any given study that come from successful replications of the study. I was asked by Dalmeet Singh Chawla,Continue reading “Adversarial Co-blog-oration: the R-factor”

On the Verge of Acceleration: The PSA has Received its First Submissions

The Psychological Science Accelerator received 7 very interesting submissions in response to our first call for studies. Submissions will be reviewed blind, and proposing researchers will remain confidential. So, while they are nameless for now, I am extremely grateful that these 7 teams were willing to take the brave step of submitting their ideas toContinue reading “On the Verge of Acceleration: The PSA has Received its First Submissions”

The Psychological Science Accelerator. Rapid Progress. More Help Needed.

The Psychological Science Accelerator is rapidly expanding! We now have 160 labs on 6 continents (come on, Antarctica!) signed up for the distributed laboratory network. I believe we are building the necessary collective expertise and data collection capacity to achieve our goal of accelerating the accumulation of evidence in psychological science. Check out this coolContinue reading “The Psychological Science Accelerator. Rapid Progress. More Help Needed.”

The Psychological Science Accelerator: A Distributed Laboratory Network

  I recently suggested that the time was right to begin building a “CERN for psychological science.” My hope was that like-minded researchers would join me in a collaborative initiative to increase multi-site data collection with the ultimate goal of increasing the pace and quality of evidence accumulation in the field. The response has beenContinue reading “The Psychological Science Accelerator: A Distributed Laboratory Network”

Update: Building a CERN for Psychological Science

A Big Week Things have developed rapidly since we initially proposed that now is the time to begin building a CERN for psychological science. Seventy two labs from twenty nine countries have signed up for the network (see the google map below). Furthermore, 31 labs have already committed to our first data collection projects inContinue reading “Update: Building a CERN for Psychological Science”

Building a CERN for Psychological Science

In response to the reproducibility crisis, some in the field have called for a “CERN for Psychology.” I believe the time is right for building just such a tool in psychology science by building on current efforts to increase the use of multi-site collaborations. What would a CERN for Psych look like? It certainly wouldContinue reading “Building a CERN for Psychological Science”

Reacting to Replication Attempts

This is the first post in a three-part mini-series on replication research, to include posts on: Why we should welcome replication attempts of our work My own experience selecting and conducting replication studies The case for offering up our own studies for replication, and how to do it via StudySwap We should enthusiastically welcome replicationContinue reading “Reacting to Replication Attempts”