Journal article

Improving the dependability of research in personality and social psychology: recommendations for research and educational practice.

David C Funder, John M Levine, Diane M Mackie, Carolyn C Morf, Carol Sansone, Simine Vazire, Stephen G West

Pers Soc Psychol Rev | Published : 2014


In this article, the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Task Force on Publication and Research Practices offers a brief statistical primer and recommendations for improving the dependability of research. Recommendations for research practice include (a) describing and addressing the choice of N (sample size) and consequent issues of statistical power, (b) reporting effect sizes and 95% confidence intervals (CIs), (c) avoiding "questionable research practices" that can inflate the probability of Type I error, (d) making available research materials necessary to replicate reported results, (e) adhering to SPSP's data sharing policy, (f) encouraging publication of high-quality..

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