Open scholarship: preregistration and registered reports: what, why, and how
How do you ensure that your research is credible, to yourself and others? Preregistration means specifying in advance your hypotheses, methods, and/or analyses for a study, in a time-stamped file that others can access. Many fields, including behavioural and medical sciences, are increasingly using preregistration or Registered Reports (where a journal accepts your study at preregistration phase, and guarantees to publish the results if you follow the registered plan). If you’ve never preregistered a study before (or even if you have!) it can be complicated and hard to do well. In this workshop, we will go over the ‘what,’ ‘why,’ and ‘how’ of preregistration, and after some practice exercises, you will start drafting your own preregistration. We will also discuss some of the common challenges of preregistration, and its limitations.

Intended audience: Oxford students, researchers and other staff.
Date: 13 June 2024, 15:00 (Thursday, 8th week, Trinity 2024)
Venue: Online via Microsoft Teams
Speaker: Jackie Thompson (Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford)
Organising department: Bodleian Research and Learning Support
Organiser: Sarah Humphreys (Bodleian Libraries)
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Part of: Open Scholarship
Booking required?: Required
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editors: Helen Bond, Melanie Smith