Preregistration: Authors can increase rigor and credibility by specifying in advance how data will be collected and analyzed. A preregistration makes it easier to determine which analyses are testing a specific hypothesis, as opposed to the analyses that are done post-hoc in a search for unexpected, preliminary findings. Our recent review article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, the Preregistration Revolution (Nosek et al., 2018), lays out the value of this process and ways to implement in in most research contexts.
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