1st Edition

A Journey into Open Science and Research Transparency in Psychology

By Jon Grahe Copyright 2022
    184 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    184 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    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.

    1. A Replication Crisis: Responses Benefit Personal Workflow  2. Go Forth and Replicate: Making Methods for Others  3. Preregistered: Determining Answers to Decisions Before They Happen  4. Decision Heavyweights: Drawing Inference with Confidence  5. Ode to p-Hacking: Making Decisions Before they Happen  6. You Can’t Plagiarize Yourself: Avoiding Errors with Ethical Writing  7. Becoming a Second Stringer: Why Good People Do Replication Science  8. Open Science Alphabet: Learning to Read  9. Progress: Open Science Initiative Promotes Diverse, Just, and Sustainable Outcomes  10. Scientific Transparency: A Theme for a Movement  Index


    Jon Grahe is Professor of psychology and department chair at Pacific Lutheran University, USA. Other roles include managing executive editor of The Journal of Social Psychology, president of the Western Psychological Association, and former president of Psi Chi, the International Honors Society. He also led the design and administration of the Collaborative Replications and Education Project (CREP) and the Emerging Adulthood Measured at Multiple Institutions (EAMMi2) project, among other undergraduate crowd projects.

    "In 2013, Jon Grahe convinced Mark Brandt and I of his dream to come along on his journey to teach replication projects across universities, which now has become widely known as the Collaborative Replication and Education Project. Jon’s book provides an excellent introduction to the principles that convinced Mark and I to come along on his journey: to make the world a better place via high-quality research that does justice to the human condition. Jon provides an in-depth discussion that is partly historical, partly forward-looking in his characteristically story-telling way, drawing from his own journey covering research practices, statistics, ethics, writing, diversity, and even career advice. Read Jon’s book to understand why this will become the go-to introduction to open science." - Hans Rocha IJzerman is an Associate Professor at Université Grenoble Alpes, France, and author of Heartwarming: How Our Inner Thermostat Made Us Human

    "Who knew that rock music, national parks, and replication could be woven together into an accessible narrative that introduces the reader to open science principles and practices? Grahe provides an effective introduction to research rigor and transparency with a perfect blend of conceptual instruction, concrete examples, and learn-by-doing. After completing A Journey into Open Science and Research Transparency in Psychology readers won’t just know about open science, they’ll be doing it themselves!" - Brian Nosek is co-founder and executive director of the Center for Open Science. He is also a Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Virginia, USA

    "Grahe’s visionary textbook leverages the potential for psychology undergraduates not only to learn about research methods but also to do valuable projects themselves. Armed with cutting-edge tools for open, transparent, and reproducible research, a history of the recent upheavals in science, and an understanding of the relation between scientific and societal values, students will be prepared for the conceptual and technical scientific challenges of the future." - Barbara Spellman, Professor of psychology, University of Virginia, USA