Questions tagged [reproducible-research]

For questions about this area, which strives to include enough information with a publication or make data publicly available for other scientists to be able to repeat the experiments in the interest of verification.

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What work has been done studying methodological reforms in psychology after the replication crisis?

Can anyone point me to academic work that systematically studies how standards and methods have changed in psychology as a response to the replication crisis? Thanks.
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Is there any method of studying drugs which collects subjective verbal reports?

I’ve been fascinated by the notion of how mental phenomenon can even be studied scientifically for a long time, given that they are not immediately available to measurement. I tried to start with a ...
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Types of Research for comparing two Groups [closed]

i am planning to do an empirical research for my Thesis, which is about the influence of exercise on the psychological and subjective well-being of individuals (60-90 years of age). hypothesis: ...
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What is the study design for 2 samples measured at different times that can be considered independent? [closed]

I am trying to figure out the name for a design study in the following scenario. Imagine a hospital where patients with a certain condition (say bacteria infection) are treated with a certain ...
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Techniques to combat sexism at school level

I am from India, and if you take a glance at the daily news you will see a lot of gruesome gangrapes and murders. Nirbhaya, Kathua rape case and the Hathras gangrape There are other such incidents ...
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How to avoid control group contamination?

When running a sociological experiment where subjects are randomly assigned to treatment and control groups and only the treatment group will be sent some information regularly (for example, weekly), ...
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Has the Open-Source Psychometrics Project been well received by the community?

I am not a psychologist/psychology student, but I've just recently discovered the Open-Source Psychometrics Project, and I think it's great. To my untrained eyes, it seems like they have solid ...
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How can we eliminate the effect of psychiatric medication on neuropsychological research with schizophrenic patients?

It is delicate to conduct studies with schizophrenic patients, considering that the results may be altered by the medication factor. What strategies should be used to counteract this effect?
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How can I find literature about the connection between proprioception and thinking?

This is a seek for hints or references. Feel free to delete the question if it is not suitable to the rules in here. I have heard people saying that our inner spacial perception is an important ...
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How do I find Computer Science-Focused Cognitive Science Labs for Research?

I'm applying for Master's in Computer Science programs with the goal of gaining research experience and moving into the field of Cognitive Science to one day get my PhD. I'm trying to find labs and ...
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How do I handle contradicting study results?

A foundation of my psychological work is the body. Simply put, I work on a big part with embodiment to diagnose, as well as to intervene and to integrate. One illustration, or rather one important ...
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Reproducible Dynamic Causal Modeling/ model based effective connectivity analysis for fMRI

I am doing a Masters degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and was thinking on doing my master thesis on effective connectivity in Theory of Mind. I like the model-based approach of Dynamic Causal Modeling ...
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Why doesn't psychology impose higher standards to solve its replication crisis?

This question is inspired by a previous one on Physics.SE. If we believe the answer to that question, particle physics doesn't suffer nearly as much from the reproducibility crisis because it has much ...
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Using neuroscience to study a new organism [closed]

Consider a situation where you discover a new species and of organism. Using research methods of neuroscience or otherwise, how would you go about analyzing the nervous system and the brain of this ...
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Lovheim cube research

Is there any psychology research into the validity of the Lovheim cube of emotion? Aside from the original paper (Lovheim, 2012) and papers from computer sciences (the cube is being used for ...
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Is it ethical to deliberately provide incorrect information to participants in a psychological study?

I've noticed that several psychological studies purport to measure one thing, but once participants enroll, they end up measuring something completely different. For example, I recently came across a ...
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Resources for reliable psychology research

I'm looking for resources of reliable research in psychology. I mean 'reliable' in the following two senses: 1. Replicability It seems more and more of the famous effects that I, as a psychology-...
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Comprehensive Overview of the Literature regarding Meditation

There have been a lot of studies of meditation, but my understanding is a lot of it is put out by journals that have an invested interest in meditation "working" by whatever metric. Is there an ...
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Which Cognitive Sciences are the most affected by the Replication Crisis?

As many here are probably aware, a replication crisis seems to have been occurring in many scientific fields for some time now. Allegedly, Psychology is at the center of this crisis, with many of its ...
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Measuring emotion [closed]

I'm doing a quasi-experiment for an assignment, and the dependent variable is emotional response. FMRI is not a feasible option, so is there another good and reliable way to measure emotion without ...
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Is there a research on correlation between honesty and success?

Did anyone do a research on corelation between honesty and success, establishing individual's honesty through a provocative experiment and comparing it with his/her salary amount, satisfaction of ...
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Are there peer-reviewed psychology or neuroscience journal articles that include the raw data (data set)?

I am hoping to carry out a pedagogical analysis of some peer reviewed papers, preferably on topics in cognitive science. This would be easier with the raw data its self, in additional to the results ...
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How to describe research on the effect of expectations on memory?

I wanted to test a persons expectation Vs. memory. To put it simply, I want to see whether or not a person will remember more information when told they have a larger/smaller amount of information to ...
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What's the difference between inductive and deductive research in cog sci?

I'm not really clear on what the implications are for inductive vs deductive research methodology and analysis. Any examples or input would be great!
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Is there any file format standard for EEG data?

I have started to do some research on EEG analysis. One of the challenging things I have found is the variability on the formats for the EEG files. What do you do when you receive data your software ...
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What is the current state of knowledge on the roles and mechanisms of top-down information flow in the brain?

I have heard that "90% of information flow in the brain (or maybe it was just the visual cortex) is top-down". I'm not sure if this claim is substantiated, but I do get the impression that there is ...
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Psychological journal that focuses on publishing interesting psychological datasets

There are a range of data repositories around. There are also journals that permit online attachments. That said, my general experience with such online attachments is that the data sharing is an ...
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What psychophysical research published its data?

Can you point to published research in psychophysics that made its original* data available? *by 'original' I mean the trial-by-trial responses for each subject, and not some kind of aggregate that ...
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Reproducible meta-analysis in psychology

I am a big proponent of reproducible data analysis. In particular, I like when researchers share documents in formats like Sweave and knitr which weave statistical output (e.g., text, tables, and ...
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Web-based tools for documenting studies?

I am interested in how open science could be done in psychology. Are there good web-based tools that could house and share a study? When I say "study" I mean: Lab notes from collecting data Raw ...
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Are there any journal articles in psychology that have promoted and discussed reproducible data analysis?

I consider reproducible analysis to be really important. In particular, I'd like to see more researchers in psychology: sharing their data producing their journal articles using literate programming ...
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How to efficiently locate existing psychology and social science measures?

Whenever I start a new research project, I typically have to find questions and scales that have proven validity in measuring constructs of interest (e.g., psychological / political science / social ...
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Online datasets for the disjunction effect and violations of the sure-thing principle

The disjunction effect (or violation of the sure-thing principle) is as follows: A dis­junc­tion effect occurs when peo­ple pre­fer x over y when they know that event A obtains, and they also pre­...
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Online data repository of research in the cognitive sciences

Sharing data is an important part of science (e.g., see APA discussion). It's also often useful to be able to have access to datasets when teaching students how to analyse data in the cognitive ...