Massimo Grassi

What's new in psychology? Open Science!

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Keywords: Replicability; Open Science; Data Sharing; Open Access; Peer-Review; Preregistration; Registered Reports; Replication.

In the present article, I discuss about Open Science and how it will possibly change the way we do research in the next future. Firstly, I begin with a discussion about the reproducibility crisis in psychology and its possible origins: the endogenous origins (i.e., those related to HARKing, p-hacking and the use of questionable research practices) and the exogenous origins (i.e., those related to the pressure for publication that is affecting current research). Successively, I list many of the practices that are now endorsed by the Open Science movement and community to improve the current research standards. The list includes a discussion about the open access publication scheme in comparison to the traditional publication scheme, a discussion about open data and data sharing and a discussion about the use of replication studies as a tool to assess the temperature and the harmonic growth of the field. Then, I describe some of the new practices suggested for the scientific production such as the multi-laboratory research and the new statistical standards. I carry on with a discussion about preregistration, registered reports and peer review and I conclude with a brief comment on the response (so far) of the major scientific societies and communities.

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