Journal article

Preregistration Is Hard, And Worthwhile

Brian A Nosek, Emorie D Beck, Lorne Campbell, Jessica K Flake, Tom E Hardwicke, David T Mellor, Anna E van't Veer, Simine Vazire

Trends in Cognitive Sciences | ELSEVIER SCIENCE LONDON | Published : 2019


Preregistration clarifies the distinction between planned and unplanned research by reducing unnoticed flexibility. This improves credibility of findings and calibration of uncertainty. However, making decisions before conducting analyses requires practice. During report writing, respecting both what was planned and what actually happened requires good judgment and humility in making claims.


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by grants from the National Institute of Aging, John Templeton Foundation, Templeton World Charity Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, and Arnold Ventures to B.A.N. (PI). The Meta-Research Innovation Center Berlin (METRIC-B) is supported by a grant from the Einstein Foundation and Stiftung Charite.