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Improving replicability and transparency in psychological science.

Instructor: Professor D. Stephen Lindsay, University of Victoria, BC, Canada

This is an exciting time for psychological science. Developments in statistics and programming have gone hand in glove with technological advances and cultural changes to enable new approaches to collecting, analyzing, and sharing data. This nascent renaissance was sparked, in part, by a recent surge in awareness of flaws in the way some (not all) psychologists in some (not all) areas of psychology research use inferential statistical tests (e.g., t-tests, ANOVA, etc.). Until a few years ago, I was one such psychologist. I’m still no stats maven, but I’ve learned a lot that I am convinced has improved the quality of my science.

The primary aims of this workshop are to

(a) persuade participants that some areas of psychology have a long-standing problem with effect-size exaggeration,

(b) help participants understand the causes of that problem, and

(c) provide hands-on experience with methods, practices, and online tools that improve effect-size estimation in psychological science.

Read more about Prof Steve Lindsay here:



There are no specific pre-requisites for the workshop

Suggested Reading:

Crüwell, S., Doorn, J. van, Etz, A., Makel, M., Moshontz, H., Niebaum, J., … Schulte-Mecklenbeck, M. (2018). 8 Easy Steps to Open Science: An Annotated Reading List. PsyArXiv Preprints.

Vazire, S. (2018). Implications of the Credibility Revolution for Productivity, Creativity, and Progress. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(4), 411-417.

Workshop organisation:

The workshop will take place in the Wolfson Research Centre at the University of Warwick Library.

Refreshments upon arrival and a buffet lunch will be provided at 1230. Please use the booking form to make us aware of any dietary requirements.

Booking your place:

Please use the booking form to request your place on this workshop. Completion of the form does not guarantee a place on the workshop as spaces are limited to 30 people - those who have secured a place will be notified with joining instructions in due course.

This workshop is supported by the ESRC and Leverhulme

Date: Friday 8th November 2019
Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Venue: Wolfson Research Centre, Warwick Library, Library Road, University of Warwick main campus
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