Pre-registration challenge met!

I (Bob) have met the pre-registration challenge!  I pre-registered a set of replication studies (Calin-Jageman, 2018), and now that they are published, I’ve received confirmation from the Center for Open Science that I have met the challenge–a check for $1,000 will arrive in my mail around July 1st.   What a great little bonus to incentivize good scientific practices!

The project started when I read the original research in later 2015.  I developed a replication study, completed a pre-registration template in January 2016, and sent my work into the Center for Open Science to submit for the challenge.  I had comments back within days, and after a couple of tweaks my pre-registration was accepted.  I ended up doing a lot more than I thought on the project–lots of studies and little issues to track down, and then a very lengthy review process.  All-in-all, it’s been about 2.5 years from idea to publication.  Nothing about pre-registration slowed me down–it was easy to pre-register each step in the journey.

You can do it, too!  The process is easy and will help make your science better:


Calin-Jageman, R. J. (2018). Direct replications of Ottati et al. (2015): The earned dogmatism effect occurs only with some manipulations of expertise. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

I'm a teacher, researcher, and gadfly of neuroscience. My research interests are in the neural basis of learning and memory, the history of neuroscience, computational neuroscience, bibliometrics, and the philosophy of science. I teach courses in neuroscience, statistics, research methods, learning and memory, and happiness. In my spare time I'm usually tinkering with computers, writing programs, or playing ice hockey.

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