Pre-registration and registered reports
FORS Guide Nº 09DOI :
Heers, M. (2020). Pre-registration and registered reports. FORS Guide No. 09, Version 1.0. Lausanne: Swiss Centre of Expertise in the Social Sciences FORS. doi:10.24449/FG-2020-00009
confirmatory research, publication bias, reporting bias, reproducibility, transparency
Pre-registration and registered reports are increasingly advocated to improve the credibility and rigor of empirical research. Pre-registration and more strongly registered reports are expected to reduce reporting and publication bias because they request researchers to define a detailed research plan before the data are collected and before the research outcome is known. Thereby, confirmatory and exploratory research can clearly be distinguished.
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