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Location: D135  |  Thursday, February 7  |  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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Psychological researchers have made great strides to improve methods and practices, but we can do more. The theme of the 2018 Society for the Improvement of Psychological Science preconference is ‘Pre-registration.’ We’ll be focusing on improving shared standards for the descriptions, content, and reporting of pre-registrations through a combination of talks, tutorials, and mini-hackathons. We’ll also be providing tips and tricks for engaging with newer publication methods (Registered Reports) and data collection networks (the Psychological Science Accelerator) that involve registration, and discussing how pre-registration can work for complicated research designs or secondary data analysis projects. We’ll also discuss how to incorporate pre-registration practices into teaching and mentoring.

All sessions will be action-oriented and give participants concrete tips and lessons to improve their own research and contribute to the improvement of the field. This pre-conference is aimed at people at all career stages.  No experience with replicability or open science is required, and we hope that all attendees will be active participants in the sessions.


8 - 9:00  Breakfast

9:00 - 9:15  Opening Remarks

9:15 - 9:45  Different functions of pre-registration and forms to fit functions

  • Alison Ledgerwood, UC Davis
  • John Sakuluk, University of Victoria

9:45 - 10:30 Editors Panel on Reporting Pre-registered and Exploratory Research

  • Roger Giner-Sorolla, University of Kent
  • Simine Vazire, UC Davis
  • Joe Cesario, Michigan State University
  • Alexa Tullett, University of Alabama

10:30 - 10:45  Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:45  Pre-registration Forms Revamp & Pre-reg Reporting Guidelines Hackathon

11:45 - 12:00  Pre-reg form hackathon update

12:00 - 1:00   Lunch

1:00 - 1:15  Pre-reg Reporting Guidelines Hackathon Update

1:15 - 1:45   The Psychological Science Accelerator: Overview and Submission Tips

  • Hannah Moshontz, Duke University

1:45 - 2:45  Diversity & Inclusion: Barriers to Open Science and Pre-registration Survey

  • Alexander Danvers, University of Arizona
  • Jackie Thompson, University of Oxford

2:45 - 3:00  Coffee Break

3:00 - 4:15  Registered Reports: Understanding Where and How to Publish (Presentation and Mini-hack)

  • Amanda Montoya, UCLA
  • William Krenzer, Duke University

4:15 - 4:30 -  Closing Remarks


The first 25 students, post doc, or early career attendees are eligible for a $45 preconference discount. 

Use the code 19SIPS45 at checkout to take advantage of this opportunity!

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Save $25 when you register for both convention and preconference together!

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Courtney Soderberg
Simine Vazire


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