Forthcoming Workshop, Society News

Replication and Reproducibility in Psychology

Under the auspices of the Joint Committee for Psychology in Higher Education, the EPS, British Psychological Society, and the Association of Heads of Psychology Departments will host a second event on Replication and Reproducibility in Psychology at the Royal Society in London on 26 January 2018 from 2-7.30pm.


Science, and not just psychology, is undergoing a renaissance. It is an exciting time for our discipline, and it is great that psychology has been leading the way over the last 10 years or so. Our discipline has kick started all of the key developments that will improve science generally, as well as psychological science specifically. Researchers have begun to embrace open science, pre-registration, large scale replication efforts and recognise the risks of p-hacking and other questionable research practices. However, it is important that we continue to work collaboratively and to keep the tone of the debate collegiate, non-judgemental and supportive.


This event will involve presentations, discussion and a Q&A about how who can continue to move psychological science forward, and it will be followed by a networking wine reception.


Confirmed speakers so far are:


  • Daryl O’Connor (University of Leeds) – “Psychological Science as a Trail-blazer for Science”
  • Susan Fiske (Princeton University) – “Research Methods Blogs in Psychology: Exploring Who Posts What about Whom, with What Effect”
  • Eric-Jan Wagenmakers (University of Amsterdam) – “The Case for Radical Transparency in Statistical Reporting”
  • Katherine Button (University of Bath) – “Collaborative Student Projects: Grassroots Training for Reproducible Science”
  • Richard Morey (Cardiff University) – “Statistical games: the flawed thinking of popular methods for assessing reproducibility”
  • Andy Field (Sussex University) – “Should Researchers Analyse Their Own Data”
  • Chris Graf (Wiley) – “What can publishers do to support research integrity?”
  • Louise Connell (Lancaster University) – “Big data, big problems? Conflicts and complexities on the path to open science”.


Please register for this event. Admission by ticket only.