Three steps to open science for qualitative research in psychology

BRANNEY, Peter, BROOKS, J., KILBY, Laura, NEWMAN, L.K., NORRIS, E., POWNALL, M., TALBOT, C.J., TREHARNE, G. and WHITAKER, C. (2023). Three steps to open science for qualitative research in psychology. Social and Personality Psychology Compass.

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Principles and applications of open science (also referred to as open research or open scholarship) in psychology have emerged in response to growing concerns about the replicability, transparency, reproducibility, and robustness of psychological research alongside global moves to open science in many fields. Our objective in this paper is to inform ways of collectively constructing open science practices and systems that are appropriate to, and get the best out of, the full range of qualitative and mixed-method approaches used in psychology. We achieve this by describing three areas of open research practice (contributorship, pre-registration, and open data) and explore how and why qualitative researchers might consider engaging with these in ways that are compatible with a qualitative research paradigm. We argue it is crucial that open research practices do not (even inadvertently) exclude qualitative research, and that qualitative researchers reflect on how we can meaningfully engage with open science in psychology.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: 1701 Psychology; 1702 Cognitive Sciences; 5203 Clinical and health psychology; 5205 Social and personality psychology
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Date Deposited: 25 Jan 2023 18:18
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2023 17:33

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