A Journey into Open Science and Research Transparency in Psychology introduces the open science movement from psychology through a narrative that integrates song lyrics, national parks, and concerns about diversity, social justice, and sustainability. Along the way, readers receive practical guidance on how to plan and share their research, matching the ideals of scientific transparency.
This book considers all the fundamental topics related to the open science movement, including: (a) causes of and responses to the Replication Crisis, (b) crowdsourcing and meta-science research, (c) preregistration, (d) statistical approaches, (e) questionable research practices, (f) research and publication ethics, (g) connections to career topics, (h) finding open science resources, (i) how open science initiatives promote diverse, just, and sustainable outcomes, and (j) the path moving forward. Each topic is introduced using terminology and language aimed at intermediate-level college students who have;completed research methods courses. But the book invites all readers to reconsider their research approach and join the Scientific Revolution 2.0. Each chapter describes the associated content and includes exercises intended to help readers plan, conduct, and share their research.
This short book is intended as a supplemental text for research methods courses or just a fun and informative exploration of the fundamental topics associated with the Replication Crisis in psychology and the resulting movement to increase scientific transparency in methods.