Meta science and scientific reform


Why: In psychological and behavioral sciences there has been a lot of explicit examinations of how-things-are-done in the last few decades. That has led to a proliferation of publications on potential reformations of psychological sciences. From participant recruitment, to quantitative methods used, data sharing and the construction of team-science studies. There has also been more awareness of meta-science as an existing discipline with relevant to psychological and behavioral researchers.


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